6 Songs, 20 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pony Boy (a.k.a. Marchelle Bradanini) is searching for a connection, and it’s not just the usual tale of looking for love in all the wrong places. She aims to make musical connections between Nashville’s gaudy rhinestones and outlandish Nudie suits, the stark power of Chicago’s electric blues, and the idiosyncratic and freeing vibe that drives Tom Waits deeper down the rabbit hole. She wants to live in '50s Nashville but with all the cultural advancements that have made tattooed ladies a common visual on the streets and genre-mixing an ongoing proposition. Her 2014 EP The Devil in Me was recorded live to tape at Stanley Studios in Los Angeles by the production team of Amy Aileen and John Would (Fiona Apple, Wanda Jackson). The largely one-take performances show Pony Boy’s range. “The Wanderer” sounds like the carnival has come to town and infiltrated a Lucinda Williams tune of longing. The title track reimagines Loretta Lynn as a sophisticated city woman playing with a crack band of rockers. “Happy Ever After” vamps with a menacing sense, while “Easy Money” could be a lullaby for angst-ridden loners.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pony Boy (a.k.a. Marchelle Bradanini) is searching for a connection, and it’s not just the usual tale of looking for love in all the wrong places. She aims to make musical connections between Nashville’s gaudy rhinestones and outlandish Nudie suits, the stark power of Chicago’s electric blues, and the idiosyncratic and freeing vibe that drives Tom Waits deeper down the rabbit hole. She wants to live in '50s Nashville but with all the cultural advancements that have made tattooed ladies a common visual on the streets and genre-mixing an ongoing proposition. Her 2014 EP The Devil in Me was recorded live to tape at Stanley Studios in Los Angeles by the production team of Amy Aileen and John Would (Fiona Apple, Wanda Jackson). The largely one-take performances show Pony Boy’s range. “The Wanderer” sounds like the carnival has come to town and infiltrated a Lucinda Williams tune of longing. The title track reimagines Loretta Lynn as a sophisticated city woman playing with a crack band of rockers. “Happy Ever After” vamps with a menacing sense, while “Easy Money” could be a lullaby for angst-ridden loners.

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