With only a few days into 2013, last year’s records are the ones getting our attention. Oakland’s Cash Pony released their debut full-length album, Carpal Tunnel Vision Quest, last March.
Now a quartet, stripped down from the six-piece who recorded the album, they describe their sound as “ethno-slacker prog rock, – something like a distillation of urgent, algebraic psychedelia and reckless jazzpunk.”
Cash Pony draw influences from 70’s progressive and psychedelic rock to jazz, from funk to North Indian Classical music, and they quote artists like Frank Zappa, Robert Fripp and Fred Frith as inspiration.
Carpal Tunnel Vision Quest, recorded and mixed on analogue tape over ten days. is available to stream/download via their bandcamp.
Here’s ‘Take Chai’ and ‘Infant Massage’, two all-around excellent cuts from the album, which will surely get you dancing. ‘Take Chai’ is an ‘Electric Sitar’ homage to ‘Take Five’. Enjoy!