Devo jamming with the Rolling Stones on the Millenium Falcon with Doctor Who playing bass
World Racketeering Squad are Isaac Priestley, and Reed Oliver. Isaac sings and plays guitar and keyboards. Reed sings and plays bass. Together we write the songs and create the sound we call Nerdwave.
Located in Austin, Texas, we have been playing together since August of 2007. We write songs about love, girls, science, dinner parties, angels, quantum mechanics, and girls.
Contact us with questions, gig offers, marriage proposals or just to tell us anything you feel like telling us.
Our sets focus on bright, catchy electric rock/pop with a side of sweet emotion. We blend rock and roll, danceable pop and funk, mellow bossa nova and other jazz styles with a positive, upbeat outlook and strong melodies and vocal harmonies.
Come see World Racketeering Squad live and you'll be humming the fast, catchy chorus of "Looking for Lorelei", swaying to the pop groove of "Talking to the Radio" or having your mind blown by the driving power of "She thinks she's got it" and the epic "You are the Dream". One thing is for sure: you will leave happy.
World Racketeering Squad on the Web
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We have a World Racketeering Squad photo group on Flickr, for anyone to join and post photos, either pictures of us performing, or anything that's related to the world of racketeering, and being a squad.
On YouTube, we have a video channel for videos of our performances and demos.
We also have a World Racketeering Squad band page on Last.fm, in case you're listening to our music through Last.fm radio or using one of its plugins to track your listening patterns.