Undoubtedly one of my favorite bands of 2008 (or any year for that matter), the Baltimore quartet always put on show after show of sweat-inducing, frenetic joy of near orgasmic proportions. So when Ponytail released their debut full length Ice Cream Spiritual this past June on We Are Free â€“ produced by J. Robbins no less â€“ all ears were waiting to see if they would be able to capture that same intensity on record.
Well, sufficed to say, they succeeded, as Spiritual should â€“ if there is any justice in this world â€“ land atop many music critics "best-of" lists. Below is just a lick, but the track "7 Souls" is always a show-stopper in person, so we're excited to be able to make it available for you to download. Extra points if you can figure out what Molly is singing about.
MP3 Download - "7 Souls"
And for those of you who live in the greater North East and Mid West of North America, you can catch them live with seminal Pittsburgh noise-rockers Don Caballero before they head to Europe.
08.19.08 - Arlington, VA (IOTA Club and Cafe)*
08.20.08 - Baltimore, MD (Sonar)*
08.21.08 - Virginia Beach, VA (Steppin' Out)*
08.22.08 - Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brendas)*
08.23.08 - New York, NY (Knitting Factory)*
08.24.08 - Boston, MA (Harper's Ferry)*
08.25.08 - Montreal, QC (Club Lambi)*
08.26.08 - Toronto, ON (Lee's Palace)*
08.27.08 - Hamilton, ON (Casbah)*
08.28.08 - London, ON (Call the Office)*
08.29.08 - Pontiac, MI (Pike Room)*
08.30.08 - Chicago, IL (Subterranean)*
09.04.08 - London, UK (Bardens Boudoir)
09.05.08 - Nottingham, UK (Chameleon)
09.07.08 - London, UK (Womble Crawl)
09.08.08 - Manchester, UK (Satan's Hollow)
09.09.08 - Liverpool, UK (Korova)
09.10.08 - Dublin, IE (Whelans)
09.11.08 - Galway, IE (Roisin Dubh)
09.12.08 - Midlands, UK (TBC)
09.13.08 - Paris, FRANCE (Fleche D'or)
09.15.08 - Clermont Ferrand, FRANCE (Raymond Bar)
09.16.08 - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND (Frison)
09.17.08 - Brussles, BELGIUM (VK)
09.18.08 - Amsterdam, HOLLAND (Bitterzoet)
09.19.08 - Tilburg, THE NETHERLANDS (ZXZW 2008)
09.20.08 - London, UK (The Amersham Arms)
09.22.08 - London, UK (The End)
* w/Don Caballero