PONY FACE PRESENTS NEBRASKA
SPRINGSTEEN’S MASTERPIECE RE-IMAGINED. RELEASE & LAUNCH DETAILS
A COMPLETE SONIC REIMAGINING OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S 1982 IMMORTAL HOME DEMO MASTERPIECE, NEBRASKA, BOUGHT TO LIFE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF A STELLAR CAST OF MELBOURNE MUSIC ALL-STARS.
FEATURING FOUR ADDITONAL BONUS CUTS INCLUDING "BORN IN THE USA"
CD & LP EDITIONS AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW INCLUDING THE WEB EXCLUSIVE STATE TROOPER TRI-COLOURED LP.
Pony Face continuously defy definition. In their short career the band have released an EP and two blissful, brooding albums; the second, Hypnotised, propelling them to the national stage in support of luminaries such as Paul Kelly, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ronaldo, Washington and Dean & Britta, amongst others. And that there is the paradox of Pony Face; a band equally at home in the registers of indie rock and shoegaze as they are country and folk music, drone, psychedelia and kaleidoscopic noise merchantry.
Pony Face were initially commissioned to perform Nebraska live as part of (former) St. Kilda institution Pure Pop Records’ classic album series (and the first show of the series to sell out the modest courtyard). Not content with exploring these stories of submission, annihilation and the light in the cracks in a one-off, three-piece show, they enlisted the help of some friends and collaborators to further traverse the sonic backroads and byways the songs drove them down. Enter Matt Walker, Biddy Connor, Jaye Kranz (Brighter Later), Shane O’Mara, Liz Stringer, Ladie Dee (Howl At The Moon) and Damian Fitzgerald; a heartworn cast to tease out the untold confessions of the Sheriff, Maria, Frankie, Ralph, Chicken Man and the State Trooper.
Pony Face presents Nebraska is a calculated, meditative reimagining of Springsteen’s towering masterpiece, taking the record down a path the E Street Band wouldn’t, couldn’t have travelled. Stevie Van Zandt, when urging Springsteen to release Nebraska as is, surmised that “the fact that you didn't intend to release it makes it the most intimate record you'll ever do. This is an absolutely legitimate piece of art." Now, with thirty two years of contemplation of that statement, Pony Face presents Nebraska.