Hear Pony Time’s Buddy Holly-Informed Noise-Popper ‘Because I Care’

Pony Time / Photo by Emily Denton

“Girl, I just like you,” Luke Beetham declares through distortion, cheekily channeling Buddy Holly, between Kinks-krunching verses on “Because I Care.” Seattle native Beetham, on vocals and guitar, and Iowa transplant Stacy Peck, on drums, are Pony Time, and what makes this snot-nosed garage-pop song tick is that you aren’t sure whether Beetham really does care. You aren’t sure whether he’s sure, either. But the endearingly tuneful noise, reminiscent of bands from farther down the West Coast, especially Thee Oh Sees, bodes well for the rest of the duo’s debut album, Go Find Your Own, due out on February 19 via Per Se Records.


Pony Time tour dates:
February 22 – Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
March 6 – Portland, OR @ East End
March 7 – Eureka, CA @ The Shanty
March 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
March 9 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
March 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
March 11 – San Diego, CA @ The Shakedown
March 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Select.Stateside Presents
March 13 – TX @ TBA
March 14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 19 – Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
March 19 – Denver, CO @ Mouth House
March 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
March 21 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
March 22 – Portland, OR @ The Know


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