Poney hails from Wausau, Wisconsin. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had talked to Ben, the lead vocalist and drummer a few weeks before during an interview for Romero, which he also plays drums and sings in, about Poney and he said that they were Prog-Metalish and hard to really describe. I fully agree.
At times I wanted to fall into a stoner grove with a riff that they were playing but as soon as I felt comfortable with where the song was going they changed it up on me. They really keep the listener on their toes. The song writing is solid, while the songs move around a lot it doesn’t feel disjointed or thrown together. Vocals are a big selling point for this band also. This is a band I can’t wait to get some tracks from to play on my show.
Live, Poney has an intense energy that keeps you locked into what they are doing. I can’t say that I have anything to compare them to. Some stoner tendencies mixed with hardcore energy, and nice swirling trippy sounds to boot. I can’t wait to see this band again.
By the way, Poney has the honor of being the first band I took pictures of with a camera other than my iPhone.