Kansas City’s High Diving Ponies haven’t played a show since last November, when they played FOKL with Dry Bonnet. They’re not likely to be playing around here any time soon, either. According to the band’s Josh Thomas High Diving Ponies are “probably not playing Lawrence or KC again until fall.” So, that makes tonight’s show at the Replay in Lawrence an imperative thing to attend, especially if you’re a fan of the intense psychedelic shoegaze the band proffers.
Thomas promises that the band will be “playing mostly new songs,” giving you a chance to hear the live versions of the long-gestating Face Blindess cassette that ought to be out sometime in July (Thomas has “been doing seemingly endless remixes,” he says). However, if you’re looking for a chance to hear it before everyone else, there will be 10 light-scribed CD-Rs of the album available at tonight’s performance (which also features Kansas City’s Pretty and Wisconsin’s Elusive Parallelograms). The show starts around 10-ish, and High Diving Ponies take the stage around midnight.
Listen to a couple of tracks from Face Blindness below, but take care — I listened to all of these yesterday afternoon and promptly lost a good half hour of time. They’re mesmerizing.
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