by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Ponytail - Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel) (MP3)
Ponytail @ Bell House (more by Jonny Leather)
Ponytails are no longer the surrender flag waved by the fashion maladroit, the new mom, the soccer mom, the hungover mom, the shirking celebrity, the gym enthusiast or the roots-showing victim of a bad hair day.Baltimore's Ponytail will be working this summer, with plenty of dates in the US and Canada, and the previously announced April 25th show at Music Hall of Williamsbug will feature Marnie Stern and Think About Life as openers! Tickets are still on sale.
The ponytail is a nod to our more tousled and casual American roots (think of Marilyn Monroe in ''The Misfits'' or Ali McGraw in ''Love Story''), an impromptu style born not of beauty anxieties, but of industry. Why do you pull your hair into a hasty ponytail? Because you're about to do something. The hair must be out of the way so you can pore over that international torts tome. You are tousled because you have better things to do than detousle yourself: you are working.-[NY Times]
Think About Life @ SXSW 2008
The Brooklyn show will bring Montreal's Think About Life back to NYC - possibly for the first time since 2006, though in 2008 they did visit Austin for SXSW and Graham Van Pelt's other band Miracle Fortress were here in September. Their upcoming tour includes multiple dates with Ponytail and some with Ratatat. All dates below.
Think About Life has a new album, Family, coming out in Canada on Alien8 on May 26th. Check the video for new track "Wizzzard", and the full tracklist, below.
Marnie Stern played NYU earlier this month, and is playing at least two dates with Ponytail and Think About Life.
All tour dates, and everything else mentioned above, below...
Think About Life - Wizzzard
TAL - Family track list:
2. Havin' My Baby
3. Sweet Sixteen
4. Young Hearts
6. Set You On Fire
8. The Veldt
9. Nueva Nueva
10. Life Of Crime
Think About Life - 2009 Tour Dates
03.28 Knitting Factory Boise Boise, Idaho $
03.29 Showbox Seattle, Wa $
03.30 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR $
04.01 The Filmore San Francisco, Ca $
04.24 Wasleyan College (Eclectic House) Middletown, CT !
04.25 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY %
04.26 Iron Horse Northhampton, MA !
04.27 Monkey House Burlington, VT !
04.30 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH %
05.03 Schuba's Chicago, Il US !
05.05 tbc tbc US
05.22 Babylon Music Hall Ottawa, ON CA
05.23 Polish Combattants Hall Toronto, ON CA
05.28 Theatre Plaza: Record Launch Montreal, Qc CA
$ w/ RATATAT, DESPOT
! w PONYTAIL
% w/ PONYTAIL, MARNIE STERN
& Over the Top Fest w/ TUNE-YARDS, BAYONETS
* w/ TUNE-YARDS, VIDEOTAPE
# Album Launch! w/ TUNE-YARDS
Ponytail - 2009 Tour Dates
3.28 Kay Spiritual Life Center/American University Washington DC w/ Los Campesinos!
3.29 Filmore at the TLA Philadelphia, PA
4.1 TT the Bears Cambridge, MA
4.2 Fuel the Rocket Club (Dartmouth College) Hanover, NH
4.23 DC9 Washington DC
4.24 Eclectic House Wesleyan, CT *
4.25 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY w/ Marnie Stern, *
4.26 Iron Horse Northampton, MA *
4.27 Monkey House Burlington, CT
4.28 La Sala Rossa Montreal, QUEBEC
4.29 The Deleon White Gallery Toronto, ONTARIO
4.30 Pike Room Detroit, MI *
5.1 Rubble Bar Mt. Pleasant, MI
5.3 Schubas Chicago, IL *
5.4 Jackpot Lawrence, KS w/ Vivian Girls
5.5 Hi-Dive Denver, CO
5.7 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
5.8 Neurolux Boise, ID
5.9 Vera Project Seattle, WA
5.10 Holocene Portland, OR
5.12 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
5.13 Howie and Sons Visalia, CA
5.15 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
5.16 Acrobatics Everyday Irvine, CA
5.17 Phix Gallery Phoenix, AZ
5.19 Bash Riprocks Lubbock, TX
5.20 Emo's Austin, TX Chaos in Tejas pre-party
5.21 The Cavern Dallas, TX
5.22 The Bottletree Brimingham, AL
5.23 529 Atlanta, GA
5.24 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
5.25 The Ottobar Baltimore, MD
* w/ Think About Life
Marnie Stern - 2009 Tour Dates
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
April 28 - Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbits Soundlab
April 29 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
April 30 - Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College *
May 8 - Minehead, UK @ Butlin's Holiday Centre - ATP: Fans Strike Back
May 9 - Minehead, UK @ Butlin's Holiday Center - ATP: Fans Strike Back
May 10 - Minehead, UK @ Butlin's Holiday Center - ATP: Fans Strike Back
* w/ Ponytail