The Ponys

Another Wound

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This EP offers up one tune from the Ponys' fine 2005 album Celebration Castle along with five non-LP cuts, and while "Another Wound" certainly sounds like the hit single in this context, that's not to say that the other tunes are just along for the ride. The Jesus and Mary Chain-esque "Good Good Things," the hard-charging "Looking out a Mirror," and the poppy-in-spite-of-itself "I Wanna Fuck You" would have added to the batting average of either of the Ponys' two long-players, and demonstrate the band's trademark approach of garage rock melodies married to post-punk guitar skronk in high style. Fans who liked both Laced with Romance and Celebration Castle can get more where that came from on Another Wound, while the uninitiated looking for a bite-sized sampler will find this a worthwhile introduction.

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