The Ponys, 'Turn the Lights Out' (Matador)

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Turn the Lights Out
Critical Mass
Label: Matador

by J Niimi

The Ponys' wonderfully visceral sound comes from playing amps as much as songs, which means recording values are particularly make-or-break for this Chicago foursome. Jim Diamond, erstwhile producer of the White Stripes, captured the band in all their tube-rattling garage glory on 2003's Laced With Romance; oddly enough, Steve Albini failed on the follow up Celebration Castle, rendering its proportions with sterile clarity. Here, John Agnello's knob-twiddling is spot-on, with the guitars quivering and quaking on the hook-laden "Double Vision" and "Everyday Weapon."

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