Dispatch, ‘Get Ready Boy (Live)’ [Listen]
More so than most bands, Dispatch have built their reputation on live performances, and on June 4, the jammy New England rockers drop ‘Ain’t No Trip to Cleveland Vol. 1,’ a two-disc testament to their live power and eclectic sound. In advance of the release, the genre-hopping trio has premiered a live version of ‘Get Ready Boy’ (listen below), a particularly raucous number whose studio version appears on last year’s ‘Circles Around the Sun,’ their first album in more than a decade.
“‘Get Ready Boy’ is a punk-ish upbeat tune where we’re celebrating the seasons of life and death through the perspective of leaves that have been growing up and waiting their whole life for their grandest moment, the big fall ‘back to the ground we came from!’” multi-instrumentalist Brad Corrigan told the magazine.
While ‘Ain’t No Trip’ — loaded with the group’s favorite performances from the last couple of years — will no doubt give some sense of what Dispatch can do live, Corrigan and co. will make a stronger case this spring and summer, when they take the music to the masses and embark on a tour that includes numerous festival appearances, among them a June 9 stop at Mountain Jam in Hunter, N.Y.