Ponytail Break Up

Ponytail Break Up
Zany Baltimore, MD-bred indie rockers Ponytail have called it a day. While this past spring's release of Do Whatever You Want All The Time suggested that the crew had got over whatever issues caused their mini-hiatus back in 2010, the reunion turned out to be short lived.

A statement from transitioning singer Willy Siegel, formerly known as Molly, explains that a major reason for the quartet's implosion was that their members are now spread out across the U.S., making getting together more of a chore.

"It's a bummer the world will never see Ponytail live again because it was truly honest music that filled you with extreme joy," the vocalist lamented. "An experience like that is rare these days and if you did see Ponytail live consider yourself lucky. Hopefully more bands will come along like Ponytail and shed light on the fakers."

While, regretfully, this means we won't get any more of the troupe's melodic mix of unorthodox guitar shredding and Siegel's energetic, mush-mouthed and often onomatopoeic vocal delivery, the singer did whip up one last video for their epic "Easy Peasy." You can see the clip -- featuring live footage, snippets of The Little Mermaid and a shot of an enraged hippo chasing after a cheetah -- down below, as well as Siegel's statement in full.

We regret to inform you that the wonder group known as Ponytail have officially called it a day. After releasing their amazing album Do Whatever You Want To All the Time they were unable to make the touring portion come to life as the members have dispersed across the country in search of other life experiences. It's a bummer the world will never see Ponytail live again because it was truly honest music that filled you with extreme joy. An experience like that is rare these days and if you did see Ponytail live consider yourself lucky. Hopefully more bands will come along like Ponytail and shed light on the fakers.

Much love to the future.

Xoxo. Sir james winnie


Thanks to Stereogum for the tip.

Ponytail - "Easy Peasy" from stereogum on Vimeo.