New Young Pony Club are finally coming back to the States and it’s about time. Their last trip here was a brief visit to both coasts in December 2006, including a stop at the White Room in Brooklyn where I only barely resisted the urge to use the headline "I Dig a Pony" in my slightly over-the-top rave review. Brooklyn Vegan, who was also at there that night, said he saw them at the Øya festival in August and wasn’t as impressed that second time, but I have high hopes for their Studio B show on October 18 — .
If you haven’t checked out NYPC’s debut, Fantastic Playroom, you really should. It’s a great party album, or pre-party album. Not a listen-to-the-lyrics album ("you really have to display information / to discover relativity") but it’s not trying to be. Nearly all the songs are single-worthy, though, which is more than you can say for most records.
Here are those tour dates. Sorry, Middle America!
10.18 Studio B | Brooklyn
10.19 Pure | Philidelphia
10.21 Mod Club | Toronto
10.22 Just for Laughs | Montreal
10.24 Subterranean | Chicago
10.26 Hawthorn | Portland
10.27 Necture | Seattle
10.29 Mezzanine | San Fran
10.30 The Echo | Los Angeles
But wait, there’s more? New Young Pony Club’s foxy keyboard player Louise Hayter has a solo project, The New Sins, who are set to release their (it’s just her, actually) debut single, "It Doesn’t Work Like That." NME says it sounds like "Sophie Ellis Bextor fronting a low-key LCD Soundsytem." It doesn’t — though I wouldn’t be opposed to hearing such a thing — but it is pretty great in it’s own posh, standoffish, groovy way.