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TV Baby

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1.
Chokecherry
2.
WebMD 02:17
3.
By The Way
4.
Furniture
5.
Couch 02:31
I’m constantly wasting my days trying to teach my body new tricks. but they never seem to stick. and I can feel myself getting sick. I feel guilty for all the sleep I get. but I never feel rested. my sister says she’s proud of me. but I can hear her lying through her teeth. my christmas card every year it reads. we’ll always have a couch for you to sleep on. I’m losing sleep. having dreams about tomorrow. what will happen if I don’t grow into what you thought. just don’t be mean every year I'm getting smarter keep my head above the water. you still try to pull me down.
6.
My Room
7.
Sometime Later
8.
Cry
9.
Sunny D
10.
Swore

about

"TV Baby", the debut LP from Toronto power-pop act PONY, feels like it’s programmed from a different era. Driven by vocalist/guitarist Sam Bielanski’s sharp vocal tones and flashy, driving rhythm, the band combines cheeky 1980s style with 1990s self-reliance and modern production sheen for an experience caught between worlds. It’s hooky and vibrant, but don’t mistake exuberance for extroversion. TV Baby is an album dedicated to the indoor cats, the introverts, and those who value their independence above anything else.

Bielanski, along with close friends Matty Morand (Pretty Matty) and Lucas Horne, have taken a piecemeal approach to worldbuilding here. They’ll take you to the band computer, where Sam’s frantically typing symptoms into a search bar into “WebMD,” where body horror meets sugar-rushed guitars. Next comes a thorny survey of the “Furniture,” fuzzy and scuff-marked, before letting you crash on the “Couch,” a pop-punk ode to discovering new parts of yourself while the world rolls past. When others are present in this internal monologue, like those hurt and driven to “Cry,” they’re greeted with the same maximalist pop-rock. In PONY’s gig economy, riffs beat out the rearview mirror. Saddle up alongside them and your joyride is guaranteed.

credits

releases April 9, 2021

All songs written by Sam Bielanski
Recorded by Ian Gomes at Union Sound
Additional recording done by Josh Korody at Candle Recording
Mixed by Josh Korody
Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air
Vocals Sam Bielanski
Guitars Sam Bielanski Matty Morand
Bass Matty Morand
Drums Lucas Horne
Synth Graham Wright
Additional Guitar on My Room and Sunny D Shawn Kosmo
Artwork by Brittany Farhat

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PONY Toronto, Ontario

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grunge pop from toronto

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