A fresh release from Glass Pony brings on a fresh folk rock style with plenty of jams and progressive guitar work to go alongside the walking basslines and piano and it all falls under this jazz undertone and man to these guys smoke when it comes to having that live performance feel.
Most of the songs on the Nowhere daydream album feel like the players are just feeding off of each other's energies and its nuts.
They break into rhythm changes and outrageous jam sections with flare and gusto.
Songs can also be dreamy and soft, subtle and drifting. They take you away to other places all together and break into these classic rock choruses riddled with organs and vintage tonality.
These are very full-bodied and lush songs, and the songwriting really is impressive and alive. The songs breathe and build, sway and swell all the time.
Almost every track on this release has changes you don't really expect and by the time you get halfway through, you start to expect eh unexpected from them. That in itself, is refreshing.
The guys are young but have this wealth of musical experience like old souls and that all shines through on the songs clearly.
Tons of hooks and memorable sections engulf you and stick in your head for days.
The guys can really jam it out and they do it with a gracefulness and perfection that's ridiculous.
With such a massive release we wanted to have a talk with the guys to find out where this all really came from and what may be next for them.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Let's kick things off with the Nowhere Daydream album. This record has such a great classic rock feel to it. Where did this album come from?
We like to think Nowhere Daydream was one of the few good things to come out of the COVID year lockdown. While the world was shut down it gave us a chance to spend time together and record this album. The songs come from each of us (and one song written by a good friend of ours). We think it highlights the diversity in our writing styles while ultimately coming together to form a cohesive record. We feel that this is the essence of Glass Pony. It is the embodiment of all four of us together as one, and we treat it as such. It was a tough time in the world, but we tried to come together to bring positivity while being able to express ourselves as we truly are.
Buzz Slayers: When did this all start for you guys?
The four of us have been together since 2018 and the songs have been in our setlists for quite some time. It was during COVID that it allowed us to sit and record the album. It was a long journey, but in the end the journey we took together to create this album was definitely worth it.
Buzz Slayers: This record has some great styles! Can you all give us some of your top musical influences?
We have lots of influences… For example, parts of St. Atocaster were loosely influenced by Jimi Hendrix (and the title was inspired by his guitar in the rock and roll hall of fame.) Nowhere Day was influenced by Pink Floyd Mortimer influenced by jazz great Wes Montgomery Music pretty much defines our lives, and we love hearing all sounds and allow them to inspire us to create our own unique sound to share with the world.
Buzz Slayers: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?
Most times it feels like we don’t do anything else, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Music is such a big part of our lives. However, we do try to have some balance in our lives as best we can. Some of our lesser known skills and interests include gaming (specifically Fortnite), bowling, hiking, cooking, spending time with family, collecting too many/not enough records, and of course binge watching our favorite shows (GoT anyone?)
Buzz Slayers: Who's in all your headphones right now?
Right now we have a nice hodgepodge of music bumping through our headphones. The list includes a unique mix of bands and genres such as Bleachers, Billy Strings, Jewel, moe., Glass Animals, black metal like Necrophobic, and post-rock bands like Outlander and PG.Lost
Buzz Slayers: Are you guys doing any live performances right now?
Yes, we love performing live and meeting our fans! Our upcoming shows in the near future are:
42 Degrees on Saturday 9/24 in Glens Falls, NY
Flyday Music Festival on Saturday 10/1 in East Durham, NY - Tickets
Wild in the Trees Music and Skate Festival on Sunday 10/2 in Lake George, NY - Tickets
Black Oak Tavern on Saturday 10/8 in Oneonta, NY
The Monopole on Saturday 10/15 in Plattsburgh, NY
Buzz Slayers: This album feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming bands out there?
Realize that you’re in a community. It’s not just about you, we’re in all of this together. You need to love what you do. It can be difficult at times, but pushing through that makes it all the more rewarding. Don’t overthink things too much. Try to do what comes naturally and be true to yourself. Most important of all, serve the songs.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
Our short term goals are to continue touring further outside of our home market. Start releasing more EP’s, we do have our third album in the works. We also are working on building our community with our fans. All are welcome in our psychedelic groove circus!
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
As always, thanks for listening, and showing your support. We love to share our creativity with our fans, they truly are all amazing and have a special spot in our hearts. We also want to say you should probably share our music with everyone you meet… well at least your family and friends. We really do appreciate each one of your support. We are a stable of ponies and we can’t do it without your help!