RAW PONY: Self-titled: 7”

Q: What do you get when you combine the nervy, brash horsepower of The Stooges with the discordant, guttural vocals of X? A: Raw Pony. The rhythm section in this7” bounds like drunken, dancing elephants, almost entirely trampling unabashedly jangly guitar riffs underfoot. Two singers take turns as ringleaders, expertly toeing a tightrope of unfiltered aggression and wholesome “oohs” and “aahs.” And while they’re not the most acrobatic of musicians, they don’t attempt any trick they can’t land. This is Raw Pony. They are who they are, and who they are is punk as fuck. –Simone Carter 

 –guest (Heel Turn, [email protected], heelturnrecords.com)