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Watch Avey Tare’s New Band Slasher Flicks’ Live Debut

A couple of months ago, we learned that Animal Collective co-leader Avey Tare was starting a new side-project trio called Slasher Flicks. The band also features Angel Deradoorian, formerly of Dirty Projectors, and Jeremy Hyman, formerly of Ponytail. And last night, the band made their live debut at Baltimore’s Metro Gallery. Below, you can watch… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 10:37 am

Dustin Wong – “Pink Diamond” Video

Ex-Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong’s spacey new jam is called “Pink Diamond,” and the track’s accompanying visual fits nicely with the track’s blown-out, psychedelic vibe. It’s like an indie rock-centric Spirograph! Did you know that there’s a direct correlation between the decline of Spirograph and the rise in gang activity? Watch the video download the song… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 7, 2012 - 4:21 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2011

In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011. Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it’s also important to remember the musical groups who called it a day. Some of these acts were taken from us before their time, while others imploded due to overwhelming apathy. Herewith our look… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 26, 2011 - 11:05 am

Ponytail – “Easy Peasy” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Sadly, the joyous Baltimore art-punk band Ponytail is no more. They’ve broken up, for real this time. In a statement (reprinted below), they cite the difficulty of touring now that all their members live across the country. And they’ve left us with one final gift: An aquatic-themed video for “Easy Peasy,” the manic sugar-rush single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2011 - 12:51 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2011

The March edition of our Monthly Mix series runs the gamut from South London mixtape hip-hop, to lady-baiting R&B, pop, to lady-fronted arpeggiated-vocal ukulele/sax funk. Or at least it runs that gamut within its first three tracks. There are plenty of collaborations (the lead harmonizers from Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, harmonizing; PS I Love… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 10, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Ponytail – “Easy Peasy”

The return of Ponytail’s giddily spastic quirk-rock may help break the self-serious dubstep doldrums some beat-phobic blogreading friends of mine have experienced this last half-year or so. “Celebrate The Body Eclectic…” was a similar palette cleansing lead single Ponytail’s last time out, that one clocking in at over seven minutes; at just under six minute… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 4, 2011 - 5:36 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2010

They don’t call it the dead of winter for nothing. (Ooof.) Sorry, but there’s no easy segue from our holiday cheer into a post about the bummers of this year. Autumn is harvest, when we pick the new crop. And now we look back on those that bands calling this year their last, that withered… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 24, 2010 - 10:30 am

Dustin Wong – “Talking Walking Cloud” (Stereogum Premiere)

“Talking Walking Cloud” is a bonus track for Dustin Wong’s forthcoming Infinite Love. You may know Wong as guitarist/co-founder of Baltimore spastics Ponytail (and a member of Ecstatic Sunshine). Things may seem mellower here, but in the end, they’re just as frantic. As a starting point, it’s Wong with a single guitar, a few pedal… More »

By: brandon / August 5, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Siren Festival 2010 In Photos

Village Voice’s annual Coney Island rock extravaganza turned 10 on Saturday and went down as sweaty and free as years past. Things kicked off with Dom in the early afternoon, and wrapped up many bottles of sunscreen later with Matt & Kim and Holy Fuck. In between: Ted Leo, Ponytail, Harlem, Pains Of Being Pure… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 19, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Stereogum Spends The Weekend At ATP NY

ATP was the year’s finest festival. We’ve already covered that. But the band performances are only half the (All Tomorrow’s) party. For a weekend, the mountain resort that inspired Dirty Dancing is a surreal estate, overrun by music-heads and artists; everyone’s in the same boat (some literally in boats), enjoying the same kitschy diversions. You’ll… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 9, 2009 - 10:16 am

Mission Of Burma/Fucked Up/Ponytail/Jemina Pearl Kick Off The 2009 Pool Parties @ Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn 7/12/09

After being ousted from McCarren Park when the city decided to spent $50MM to restore The Pool as an actual pool, Jelly NYC found a new home for their free summer show series in the upscale hipster haven that is Williamsburg at the East River State Park (aka the Williamsburg Waterfront). It’s just an eight-week… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 13, 2009 - 11:43 am

New Ponytail Video – “Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel)”

Ponytail is not for everyone. But the best way to know if Ponytail is for you is to listen to “Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel),” in all seven minutes of its ecstatic ambition. Until they entirely reinvent themselves it will be their signature song, so it’s just as well that thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 5, 2009 - 3:59 pm

Ponytail Unplug For Daytrotter

After a pretty electrifying CMJ, Ponytail dialed down their ecstatic racket for Daytrotter, dishing scoops of their Ice Cream Spiritual with acoustic guitars and hand percussion. Still a little too crazy for campfire singalongs, still a gorgeous commotion. Go download. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 7, 2008 - 5:05 pm

Stereogum’s Top 8 From CMJ ’08

The crew here managed to fly through some 70+ sets of music last week, and boy is our abilty-to-wade-through-the-sadness-that’s-passing-for-buzzed-up-indie-rock tired. There’s a very scientific formula to attaining that coveted “Guess I should see this band ’cause everybody’s saying I should” status: The first criteria is, of course, a widely circulated Hype Machine single. But i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 27, 2008 - 3:20 pm

CMJ ’08: Stereogum Late Night @ The Studio At Webster Hall

We got a late start in inaugurating the new Studio at Webster Hall, but it was worth the wait. Scheduled for midnight to 4AM, our CMJ kick-off party ran about an hour behind schedule, but even at 4:30AM — after they stopped serving liquor — folks were still deep into to Crystal Stilts. Good morning! More »

By: brandon / October 22, 2008 - 12:20 pm

Stereogum Late Night @ CMJ 2008

Stereogum’s 2008 CMJ event is a jam-packed show taking place midnight to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, 10/21. It’s at the brand new venue The Studio at Webster Hall (yes, located inside Webster Hall). It’s so new, our show takes place the first night it’s open. It’s also the first night of CMJ ’08, so you… More »

By: brandon / October 13, 2008 - 11:45 am

New Ponytail Video – “Beg Waves”

Baltimore sugar addicts Ponytail went the psychedelic green-screened performance route for “Die Allman Bruder.” In this clip for fellow Ice Cream Spiritual track “Beg Waves,” directors Michael Guidetti and David Berezin offer a similarly frenetic look, but the explosions are set against an ocean-side landscape, the band nowhere in sight. As far as its graphic… More »

By: brandon / September 24, 2008 - 2:20 pm

New Ponytail Video – “Die Allman Bruder”

Spastic Baltimore art-pop crew (and art school security guards) Ponytail have been entertaining us with the longstanding, Walt Whitman sampling “Celebrate The Body Electric” for what seems like eons. It’s still sounding great, but it is a relief to know the band’s sophomore album Ice Cream Spiritual is finally out this month (via Yeasayer and… More »

By: brandon / June 10, 2008 - 1:40 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Ponytail

Baltimore spastics Ponytail are set to release the appropriately titled, J. Robbins-produced Ice Cream Spiritual in June (it follows their 2005 debut, Kamehameha). Appropriate, because everything about the quartet shouts “sugar rush.” They make a sort of deconstructed art pop that balances off-kilter melodics with vocalist Molly Siegel’s savant Ono-isms. Also, drummer Jeremy Hyman used… More »

By: brandon / April 16, 2008 - 2:01 pm

New Ponytail – “Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel)” & “Terrible Why”

When we saw Ponytail spazz and bounce at Bowery during CMJ, we’re pretty sure the Baltimore quartet played the Whitman-sampling “Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel),” the first single from Ice Cream Spiritual, the sophomore follow up to 2005’s Kamehameha. Its opening ambiance (that upward shot of strings) and Molly Sigel’s tongues-speaking… More »

By: brandon / March 3, 2008 - 3:52 pm
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