Longstanding Chicago garage crew Ponys are set to release the Deathbed Plus 4 EP, their first collection since 2007’s Turn Out The Lights. Our introduction is the surprisingly seductive “Check The Doors.” Surprising because at first blush it seemed a bit thin, but then the slow, airy, downcast pace made me think of Joy Division for a second, the Misfits on halfspeed another, repeat. Worthy the fuck-you ghost on the cover.
Deathbed Plus 4 is out digitally 4/20 and on 12″ vinyl 5/25 via Matador. They’re hitting the road, occasionally with the excellent Austin trio Woven Bones.
04/27 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern #
04/28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge !!
04/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill %
05/01 – Silver Lake, CA @ Spaceland $
05/02 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
05/28 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Chaos In Tejas Fest)
06/18 – New York, NY Mercury Lounge **
06/19 – Brooklyn, NY Union Pool **
# w/ Disappears
!! w/ Disappears, Meth Teeth
% w/Disappears, Spencey Dude and the Doodles
$ w/ Disappears, Static Static
^ w/ Disappears, Christmas Island
** w/ Disappears, Woven Bones