Chicago is famous for many bands, – you can start at Negative Approach and Big Black, then add Shellac, Jesus Lizard, Kepone and so many more to the never ending list of cool indie rock.
The Ponys can be added to that list, especially after you hear the follow up to their most talked about Celebration Castle from 2005. Their new album ‘Turn The Lights Out’ released now on Matador has a psychedelic edge to an already swirling garage sound that should blow your nuts off in the most mellow way possible.
This release certainly shows the band at their very best with tracks such as the epic Double Vision, the incendious Exile On My Street and the grinding Everyday Weapon on offer to gratify your aural needs. These were all recorded with the additional production skills of Joe Agnello (Breeders, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Witch etc and with his input, the soverall sound of this album is both dirty and most rocking.)
The Ponys are back with what can only be described as one of the indie rock records of 2007 and will be back to the UK in May to tour it. ‘Turn The Lights Out’ is released on March 19th, go find it!
The Ponys are also featured on this month’s Crossfire Indie radio show, click here to get there.