There are three artists under the name 'Pony'. The first is an independant, solo folk singer from Alice Springs. The second a dissonant punk-pop three-piece from New York City with a lifespan that stretched from 1993 to 1995. They released two albums on Homestead Records (Cosmovalidator and the posthumous El Dorado), as well as a double 7" on Ah-um records and another 7" on U.K.-based Fire Records.
Dallas Crowe handled guitar and a majority of the vocals; Kitty DuBois played bass; Jimmy James (AKA James Murphy/LCD Soundsystem) played drums. The band's live show garnered both praise and ridicule. While the initial offerrings from the band charted territory well within the confines of the noisy punk/pop that carried the day, their later work (ala El Dorado) maps a descent into a darker and more aggressive study of sound. Pony's live shows were, at best, ferocious, a state fueled by the obvious animosity the band members felt toward each other.
That animosity eventually destroyed the band. Jimmy James went on to form DFA records and enjoy much success with his band LCD Soundsystem. Kitty owns a booming and hip small business on the lower east side. Dallas teaches at a small liberal arts college on the west coast.Make Pony Playlist