Photos via http://stereogum.com/968201/ra diohead-philips-arena-atlanta- 3112/concert/attachment/radioh ead-phillips-arena-3-1-12-9428 / Thom Yorke is the lead singer of Radiohead , but did u know that the over-the-hill indie alt rock frontman has recently been spotted on stage wearing a ponytail ? The truth is that Thom Yorke is taking the ponytail look 2 such great heights, tricking 'over the hill cool dads' in2 thinking that a ponytail will make them relevant again. Thommy is s00oo0 into ponytails that Radiohead is considering changing their name to Ponytailhead. [...]
Dustin Wong - “Toe Tore Oh” “I see all these pedals as a kind of textile factory. The sheers and colors are determined then the patterns are laid on top, one layer after another until it becomes a fabric mille feuille. Once that cake looks done it gets replicated through another delay pedal. I can keep building these sounds on top of each other and decide whether I want to take half of the cake’s slices or not—if [...]
Sorry, ladies. No Dustin Wong dong in the above cover art for you. What I do have for you is a downloadable track, "Pink Diamond", from Dustin Wong's upcoming album, Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads , out February 21st through Thrill Jockey. Grab the new track below, and watch a video for the song as well. Read more »
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 like an indie rock-centric Spirograph! Did you know that there's a direct correlation between the decline of Spirograph and the rise in gang activity ? Watch the video download the song below. Read More...
Dustin Wong // “Pink Diamond” After the untimely demise of Ponytail (one of the loves of my life) I’ve been able to find solace in the craft of Dustin Wong . His guitar work became one of the art-pop outfit’s most recognizable and endearing features. Every time I listen to his music I get pangs of bittersweet nostalgia for the band that is no more, but I also feel gleefully ecstatic about where this artist is going. He is easily one of the most exciting artists on the scene right now and I [...]
DUSTIN WONG, formerly of the noisy Baltimore art rock band Ponytail, is releasing his sophomore solo LP on February 21, Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads. His solo jams are laid-back and... Support indie media! Read the rest at thephoenix.com . . .
Dustin Wong – “Pink Diamond” Ex-Ponytail member Dustin Wong is releasing his second studio album Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads February 21st on Thrill Jockey .
We recently told you about former Ponytail member Dustin Wong's new album Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads coming on February 21st via Thrill Jockey. Well, now Mr. Wong has released the first single/video from the new album, "Diagonally Talking Echoes". Watch it below. Read more »
In 2008 Dustin Wong formed art-rock quintet, Ponytail with friends from art school. Then in 2010, after three albums and countless tours, the band announced their split. Since then Dustin has released three albums - 2009′s Seasons , and then two albums in 2010 - firstly, Let It Go , which combined picked guitar riffs with processed voice, drums and keyboard textures [...]
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 remember the musical groups who called it a day. Some of these acts were taken from us before their time, while others imploded due to overwhelming apathy. Herewith our look at all of them, good and bad and who? . Thanks again to Matt Neatock for the video production assistance. Please hold your applause until the end. Read More...
It's been a banner year for Hardly Art. Seemingly back-to-back-to-back-to-back fantastic albums filled out a year capped of by the Gem Club album Breakers, a truly somber bit of orchestration. To celebrate the festive days cluttering up the calender before the inevitable turn towards 2012, the good folk at Hardly Art sent over a list [...]
This month, I am trying to dedicate myself to only listen to 2011 releases in an effort to choose my personal highlights of the year. One of the choices which didn't make the cut, but is great nevertheless, is the final album by Ponytail. Relentless, overly-enthusiastic and fun, the album plays out just like the cover. So enjoy some crazy rock music. Flabbermouse
Beth Varden I Can’t Stand (Zola Jesus Cover) MIXTAPE MONDAYS! Friends Records 2011 Compilation Jim and Brett of Balitmore based, Friends Records blew me away with what’s been almost a year long work in progress to collect exclusive or live material from artists on the label, along with some very special guests. Friends Records say the goal of the compilation was to create a time capsule/scene documentation project. The guys say they are hoping [...]
A new installment of experimental rock, avant garde pop, freak folk, and electronic music (all free & legal). If you like the music, please check out the artists. Click Here to download ZIP file with all tracks [mp3], track listing, and cover art. 01 Boats - T.V. Scientist [mp3] (from Cannonballs, Cannonballs ) 02 Richard Swift - Whitman [mp3] (from Walt Wolfman ) 03 Zun Zun Equi - Fandango Fresh [mp3] (from Katang ) [...]
Tomorrow night, its time to Check Yo Ponytail. The banging LA party was squashed for a little while, but returned earlier this year, making waves nationwide with stories of crazy debauchery. On Saturday at Grand Central, Iheartcomix and Media Contender invite you to take part of the fun when the Check yo Ponytail Tour makes its final stop in lovely Miami. The line up includes some of the best names in the game, you may wanna get your tickets while you still can. Spank Rock [...]
There's another hot-shit show tonight which we didn't mention , and that's the jam-packed, super-stuffed lineup of the Check Yo Ponytail tour, which hits Branx tonight and will probably leave a mark. Spank Rock are the big-name headliners, but Big Freedia is also in there, plus the Death Set, Pictureplane, Franki Chan, and stuff to look at from Demonbabies. We didn't write about this show, and that is because we are stupid and untrustworthy. Check Yo Ponytail started as a party in LA that embraced all genres and forms, as long as it [...]
Dance party on a Tuesday night! That's pretty gangsta, considering that it's a school night and all. Spank Rock, Big Freedia, Pictureplane, The Death Set and Franki Chan will take the stage over at the Summit Music Hall in downtown Denver and C=T wants to send a lucky reader to shake their can tonight along with a friend. Send me your name via Twitter @ Causeequalstime or email (email@example.com) and the tickets are yours. Listen to the Pictureplane Check Yo Ponytail 2 mixtape below to get you hyped for tonight! [...]
Check Yo Ponytail 2 is bringing the party to you. Their first ever tour is kicking off this month and features plenty of cutting edge sounds and visuals.
You may not know this, but our interview with Franki Chan of iHeartcomix was actually one of our first, after meeting him at SXSW in 2008. Franki is also from Bloomington, Indiana, where I went to school. He left B-Town for LA, launched Check Yo' Ponytail and tons of other things, and hasn't looked back. His party has grown into its first ever tour featuring Spank Rock, Death Set and more. It hits Chicago on 10/28. Check out the trailer below.