Monday, September 23, 2013

“All Things at Once” by Tired Pony – A Song Review

     We have our television system ready to record tonight's late night show of David Letterman. Tired Pony will perform during the final few minutes of the show, and we plan on taking advantage of the opportunity. The timing of their short visit to the United States is likely based on next week’s U.S. release of Tired Pony’s second album, “The Ghost of the Mountain.”
     Tired Pony is a “supergroup,” which is the common term for a band that is at least partially comprised of artists from other bands. Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol was the driving force behind the formation of the band. Other members are Richard Colburn (Belle & Sebastian), Iain Archer, Jacknife Lee, Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey, and Troy Stewart.
      Lightbody explains that he started the group to satisfy a desire to record some music with a country twinge. The first album grabbed some attention, but it wasn’t until we heard “All Things  All at Once” that we counted ourselves as fans of Tired Pony.
     “All Things All at Once .”

     Another song we like is “Held in the Arms of Your Words.” This song is from the band’s first album.


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