With all the bands coming out of, or making their home in, Montreal lately (arcade fire and wolf parade for example), you might have missed the promising all-girl band, Pony Up. Touted by Ben Lee as a favourite of his, he put his money where his mouth is by signing the band to his fledgling indie imprint, Ten Fingers Records. Also found on American indie label, Dim Mak, where the fivesome (Lisa Smith: Bass/vocals, Lindsay Wills: Drums/vocals, Laura Wills: Keyboards/vocals, Sara Moundroukas: Guitar/vocals, Camille Ingr: everything else/vocals) released their debut, a self-titled 7 track ep, late January 2005.
These women seem the kind who would not back down from a challenge--they say what's on their minds, kisses -- or what's in their jeans, cream. They play close to straight up indie-pop with a moody edge, one created by the music and/or the lyrics. These girls are taking control and letting you know it at the same time.
"... but are you into polygamy, cuz we are like totally free... oh, matthew modine, we wanna be your blow-job queens, oh matthew modine, we think that you are peachy keen..." - from "Matthew Modine"
From the 2005's self-titled EP
+ matthew modine
+ shut up and kiss me
Now a four piece after the departure of Camille Ingr, the foursome recently released their debut full-length, Make Love To The Judges With Your Eyes.
From the new album, Make Love To The Judges With Your Eyes
+ the truth about cats and dogs
BUY Pony Up music.
*mp3s from dim mak