13 March 2013

Ponyboy. - "Dick Dick Dick"


One of my personal favorite local bands of all time has to be the 2-piece Ponyboy. From the band's brutally unapologetic imagery [and music, for that matter], their incredibly intense and often emotional songs, and incredibly loud live performances, these guys have just earned a special place in my musical library. Each Ponyboy release has provided me with just tons of enjoyment. From the short but sweet Little Dick Demo, the awesome long form instrumental to a Buck Angel porn film (no joke), or the amazing concept record Pussy Killer, Ponyboy has proven themselves not to be a fluke from the first signs of buzz they had gotten on their first EP. So naturally, after all that, I have to say I got very excited to hear that they were releasing a new EP, hilariously entitled Dick Dick Dick. I'm very excited to say that I got a advanced listen of the EP, a month before it comes out. So, what follows is, I suppose, a pre-review of the new Ponyboy EP. Don't worry, click that link right up there on April 9th, and you can download the new EP as well!

First off, this is not a new EP. Ponyboy has been playing a lot of these songs for a pretty long time now. I've heard live videos and performances of songs like "Dick Dick Dick", "Hoof In Mouth" and "Pants Shitter And Proud". It really is nice to hear recorded versions of songs that I've enjoyed hearing so much in the past. "Dick Dick Dick" has an incredibly filthy production on leadman Charles McVey's bass and vocals, both incredibly distorted and wild. McVey's voice proves supreme once again on this track, just ripping and tearing through whatever stands in its way. Everything about the track just screams Ponyboy. It's just awesome. "Hoof In Mouth" is a just a distorted and raw piece of work. It's just punch after punch after punch in the face, but by pure raw musical force. "Retard" is a pretty dark and depressing song. I definitely think it deserves being the longest track on here, at 4 1/2 minutes. At points, it just feels gut-wrenchingly emotional. "Pants Shitter And Proud" has some wild wah pedal bass that really makes the track feel wildly jam oriented, and also insanely intense. The lyrics in the song have some pretty dark things to say about death as well. "End Of The Line" is an even DARKER song dealing with a homosexuality. Honestly, the lyrics on that song are just so disturbing at points, I think that they could be the base for an entire album, not just a under 3 minute song. It's definitely one of the most impressive songs I've ever heard Ponyboy make. If their is a band examining their homosexuality like this, please let me know. Cause I think no matter what, no one can do it with the conviction and brutal lyrics like Ponyboy does. At least in my opinion.

With this EP, Ponyboy continues to prove that they are a band that know what they are doing, and what they're singing about. There are very few bands making music that I consistently love as much as Ponyboys. I'm very excited for you guys to get to hear this thing as well. April 9th! Mark it on your calendars!!! Also, enjoy this performance of Ponyboy way back in 2011 performing "Hoof In Mouth".


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