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 from their 2011 album Do Whatever You Want To All The Time. The video intersperses live video with assorted found footage. Most of the video seems to concern sea creatures and people jumping into bodies of water, but we also get a quick shot of a hippo chasing a cheetah, which is so badass. Willy Siegel directs, and bears certain relation to Ponytail-singer Molly. Watch it and download the song below.
Do Whatever You Want To All The Time is out now on We*Are*Free.
Here’s Ponytail’s parting words:
We regret to inform you that the wonder group known as Ponytail have officially called it a day. After releasing their amazing album “Do Whatever You Want To All the Time” they were unable to make the touring portion come to life as the members have dispersed across the country in search of other life experiences. It’s a bummer the world will never see Ponytail live again because it was truly honest music that filled you with extreme joy. An experience like that is rare these days and if you did see Ponytail live consider yourself lucky. Hopefully more bands will come along like Ponytail and shed light on the fakers.
Much love to the future.
Xoxo. Sir james winnie