Pony Boy premieres her latest video today over at WSJ.com Featuring a shady cast of identical twins in dimly lit West London pub over a high stakes darts match. The usual. "Unsettling and evocative, a feeling enhanced by the country-noir musical arrangement of “Magnolia”: over boxy drums, strummed acoustic guitar gives way to atmospheric keyboards and a loud, raw guitar lick that rips through the chorus."
Had the pleasure of directing a music video for one of my favorite all time bands, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion along with Brian Paumier. Featuring a badass crew of all female riders shot bike to bike on the mean streets of Cleveland, Ohio. Enjoy!
"I couldn’t resist the chance to exclusively premiere these Christmas tracks from two Nashville favorites – Pony Boy and Justin & the Cosmics, who are releasing these tracks as part of a series of split 7” from Cosmic Thug Records. “(Please Don’t Leave On) Christmas Eve” is Pony Boy’s deliciously sultry offering, with Justin & The Cosmics’ lucid rock ‘n’ roller “Father Christmas,” with help from the Georgettes. Cosmic Thug will release a new 7″ every 2-3 months, with each release in the upcoming series will feature artwork by local Nashville artist Casey Tanner. The next offering will be a split 7″ by Vincent Van Gold (Rob Crowell and Dennis Ryan of Deer Tick and Adam Landry) and Happiness (Dennis Ryan , Chris Ryan, Ian O’Neil of Deer Tick along with Rafay Rashid of Ravi Shavi)." Preview Tracks here
Today Pony Boy premieres the new video for “When Tomorrow Never Comes” via Elmore Magazine.
Directed by fine art photographers Joaquin Trujillio and Brian Paumier (who shot Blue Gold album art) this past July in Trujillio's hometown of Jerez and Zacatecas, Mexico, this is the latest stunning reveal from Pony Boy’s debut album Blue Gold (out now via Nashville imprint Cosmic Thug Records).
Blue Gold inhabits a dream state between art rock and alt-country, swaying between hope and lament, her velvety voice punctuated with sharp edges.
Still, great humanistic soul belies her feminist punk ethos. “I love the intimacy of singer-songwriter records, dimensions to your voice, people who don’t exist in a scene,” she says. The fact that Pony Boy (real name Marchelle Bradanini) and her English writer/director husband lived between Nashville, England and Australia, during the formation of Blue Gold, in turn, lends a sprawling feel to her tracks.
The first single off Blue Gold “Marquee Man” is a smoky and seductive satire about an actor with an ego that is so inflated; he’s a legend in his own mind. Combining her signature sultry vocals with subversive feminist lyrics, the bluesy lead single is one of many gems to be found on the album.
A sense of flight and modern nomadism is manifested throughout Blue Gold including the ambling, guitar-kissed “Metal Dreams” which was the first taste revealed from the album and premiered via Black Book.
Blue Gold follows the release of Pony Boy’s breakout 2014 EP The Devil In Me.
Pony Boy Upcoming Shows
9/2: Los Angeles, CA @ 432 Fairfax
9/16: Nashville, TN @ Americana Fest
10/10 Nashville, TN @ The 5 Spot