02 September 2012

Ponyboy. - "Pussy Killer"




One of my favorite bands to come out of the last few years, particularly in the Lawrence scene, Ponyboy. has a new album out. The album, Pussy Killer, is a much different release than their last releases. This record is a dark concept album about what Charles McVey says is "a dialogue about the sensationalization of violence and a man's desire for fame at any cost". That enough is very interesting. But, when you look at comments on this album from the band, you realize that this album in inspired by Luka Magnotta, the gay porn actor from Canada who made news in the last few months because he slaughtered his gay lover on camera and sent the video to politicians. And while this record isn't as dark or terrifying as that story, it's fairly close. This is far from the "Little Dick Demo" Ponyboy. that we new from last year. This is a band doing something out there and dark. While "Little Dick Demo" was a very rough and gruff grunge/rock EP, this album is a very experimental out there maybe occasionally spacey rock album. The first track, "A Death In The Family" has these light synths, a dark piano, and a very hushed McVey singing until at around about 2 minutes in, it just breaks into a this emotional fuzz filled rock track. It's fairly haunting. The main single, "Luka", has these super creepy whispered dialogues of presumably a person on the verge of commiting a crime similar to Like Magnotta's.  "To The Kill" has a very dark hook and what I'd describe as almost an emotional breakdown around the chorus. "Pussy Killer (Necropheliac Blues)" has some very odd and creepy lyricism talked out in this deep pitch shifted vocals that are infinitely creepy sounding. The album ends off with "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick" and wow... I don't know how to describe it. It's like a demented noise jam of sound and creepy voices and fuzz and... You really have to listen for yourself. It's something else. But yeah. Great record. It may sound a little cheesy at times, but that cheesiness turns into something emotional as you progress through the song. It's definitely a very dark journey that is not for the faint of heart. Stream the LP up above, or buy it for $6 depending on your amount of cheapness. It's worth your money.

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