Canada - Full Moon 134 - 08/28/07
Make Love to the Judges with Your Eyes
Dim Mak Records / Laughing Outlaw Records
The four young ladies (sisters, room-mates, co-workers, and lifelong
friends) of Pony Up! put out their debut EP 2 years ago. Here's the long
up, and it's a charming piece of work. Sorry, charming is maybe not the best
adjective to receive when reviewed. Yet, charm it has to be. Pure and
Pony Up! formed on new year's eve 2002. Laura Wills (keyboards), Sarah
Moundroukas (guitar), Lisa J. Smith (bass) and Lindsay Wills (drums) let the
rotate for the leading vocal parts. At first I thought mid 1980s R.E.M. Then
10.000 Maniacs came to mind. Of newer stuff the Mendoza Line popped into my
Yes, indie/college rock with a jangly twist is about right. Catchy songs,
but not a new magic wheel. Just a healthy dose of pop charm.
Worth checking out, for some good old indie pop romance.
Copyright © 2007 Håvard Oppøyen