“Summer Has A Way” is the first single from “Summer Sun”, the new album by Albany, NY Indie-Surf Band Pony In The Pancake out digitally on September 20th on Five Kill Records.
Pony In The Pancake, who have a wry sense of humor that permeates their jangly surf-pop (and their press copy, as you can see below). The band trades in a lovely warm wash of guitars and verbed-out gang vocals, with the occasional synth to compliment the jangly lead lines, a perfect soundtrack to driving to the beach with the windows down and living up the rest of the summer. Seriously, they are not messing around with that album title. The album was also recorded and mixed by Rick Spataro, AKA Onlyness, another artist in the Five Kill family.
A tear fell from The Sun and cousins Robert and Dan witnessed it fall from atop a summer mountain in a moment outside of time. Since then they have been on a quest. Wherever PIP goes, they go there with one purpose, and one purpose only. For over two decades PIP has explored The Earth under the guidance and worship of The Sun. They secluded themselves in the darkest basements of Upstate New York where they went to work channeling Joy, Sadness, and Death on a four track recorder. They derive their music directly from The Sun and write all of their songs in the moment of inspiration. They do not think. They celebrate The Sun and out comes Love.
Over the years PIP has amassed a large and faithful following in and around the Northeast. They have played shows to packed houses all along the East Coast and Canada. There live sound is a psychedelic juggernaut. “Anyone who’s had the pleasure of witnessing their live show has felt the sweet spot where the propulsion of the Velvet Underground, the wide-eyed romanticism and surf twang of the Beach Boys and the elliptical grooves of Krautrock intersect.” (Jeremy Schwartz, Chronogram Magazine).
On Summer Sun PIP is a four piece consisting of Robert Flynn – (Lead Guitar and Vocals), Daniel Prockup – (Drums and Vocals), Benjamin Garrett – (Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), and Bob Forget – (Bass and Angelic Vocals). Rick Spataro of Onlyness/Florist produced Summer Sun.