Friday, May 07, 2004

Thirst No More.

The Ponys are from Chicago and have received appreciatory nods in print from Byron Coley and Thurston Moore. You might remember Byron from Forced Exposure zine, or from that "Shield Around The K" video, wherein he dissects the appeal and biography of Sven Gali and opinion-divider Calvin Johnson. This Ponys band has a new album out on In The Red Records called "Laced With Romance" as well as a new single. They're going to be in the UK at the end of this month, followed by a 15 date American tour that will see them finishing up in New York at the Village Voice's Siren Festival. Speaking of the UK, did you read the new flaccid-as-hell Vice magazine? I found a copy of it on my roommate's bed this morning and took it so I could read something on the bus (I knew true shame when I looked across the aisle and spotted two twentysomething girls reading the very same issue) and skimmed over the Libertines' A&R guy's brief memoirs, revealing such shocking things as (quelle surprise) a young and not-to-bright kid with a record deal and a small bit of artistic talent got in over his head with drugs and sycophants. I hope there's an enterprising editor out there that can convince Jay McIrney to hammer out a novel based on this wearisome cliche and thus embarass the rest of us to such an extent that we stop devouring these redundant tales of debauchery and excess.

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