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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 »

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 »

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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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2011 - 12:51 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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,"…
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…
brandon | June 10, 2008 - 1:40 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…
brandon | March 3, 2008 - 3:52 pm