Review : THE PONYS - Turn The Lights Out
GuardianThe great thing about the Ponys is their unwillingness to adhere to anything as trivial as contemporary trends. Modernity can take a running jump when this group storm into town, guitars blazing and drums flaring. The Chicago four-piece could have been plucked from any decade from the 1960s onward, though they have cleverly skipped out the past seven years - their only nod to the new millennium being their knowing eclecticism....full text
AversionRock bands who command a sound that's just as likely to win over hard-drinking noise-worshippers and headphone-wearing, bedroom pop shut-ins only come around about as often as a well built American car, so when a band like The Ponys comes around, you'd best pay attention. Serious attention....full text
Times OnlineThe third album from Chicago’s underrated Ponys refines the garage quartet’s minimal approach. Never a band to use four chords when three will do, drums pound and guitar effects represent the apogee of Sixties technology. The title track is almost subtle, and Jered Gummere’s whine restrained. But more typical are the furious Everyday Weapon and the organ-led Maybe I’ll Try . It all sounds the same and it all sounds good....full text
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