Wisconsin’s premiere psychedelic hardcore outfit PONEY (m/o Romero via Grindcore Karaoke, The Dead Hookers via Dead Beat) is proud to announce the release of their first vinyl offering. PONEY has been pounding the heavy underground since 2005 with their kinetic soup of stoner, punk, hardcore, and psychedelia; and in the two years since their expansive full length, “Seamyth,” they haven’t stopped working.
The new single, “Octavious / Melt Trip,” released in August and available only on cassette tape until now, is dropping on marbled red vinyl this October from the fresh cut Minneapolis label, Minnesconsin Records. Packaged with hand screened sleeves in red and black, the single represents Poney’s first 7″ offering.
While the sound of the band has changed, taking on spacey melodies along the lines of Cave-In and Failure paired with the band’s familiar blown out battle shouts, the push remains the same: driving heaviness, with enough creativity to keep the most jaded music fan involved. The songs are built to provoke a head bobbing basement crowd into a fist pumping hurricane. “Octavious / Melt Trip” is a taste of the differences the band is bringing to the table on their upcoming LP 12″, “Rorschach,” which is already in the mixing process and is set for pressing in Winter 2012/2013.
Poney is touting two new cassettes out this year, with a summer East Coast tour already behind them and two vinyl releases plus a Southwest tour on the way in the first quarter of 2013.
PONEY’s upcoming tour dates:
Oct 19 – The Stank – Wausau, WI
Oct 27 – Revolution Cycles – Madison, WI
Nov 09 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
Nov 10 – The Polack Inn – Wausau, WI
Nov 14 – The Stank – Wausau, WI