Contest: Red Pony Clock CD giveaway!
Thanks to C&T's friends at Happy Happy Birthday To Me, I have available three copies of Red Pony Clock's new album God Made Dirt. These San Diego popsters have been touring like mad for the last while and were among the crowd favorites at this year's Athens Popfest. I understand many vendors are sold out of their allotments of this record, so here's a chance to pick it up for the price of sending an e-mail. If you want to enter, just send me a note with "RPC" in the subject line. I'll pick three winners at random on Wednesday, October 17.
I've listened through the record a few times, and this is a fun one. Red Pony Clock's score of members plink or play a wide variety of instruments, and there's little doubt they're having a ball while doing it. Horns, xylophones, etc., are present throughout and provide numerous layers of texture. There's a strong hint of mod influence, and plenty of moments reminiscent of Daniel Johnston's shaky charm or the clever quirkiness of a Stephin Merritt or Jens Lekman. "My New Best Friends" and "12-Color Step" even wander into the realm of ska. God Made Dirt is pretty much one 40-minute carousel ride.
Red Pony Clock - Joshua
Red Pony Clock - 12-Color Step
For more on Red Pony Clock, visit their Myspace. A total of 1000 copies were pressed, and you can order them from HHBTM.