*Note – This contest is now over
After much anticipation, Pony Girl are finally set to release their sophomore LP Foreign Life on vinyl on April 30 at Black Sheep Inn. The wax has been pressed and delivered, and we’re giving a copy away to one lucky contestant! The runner up will also be receiving two free passes to the Black Sheep Inn for the release party, so that’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
Pony Girl blew us away in 2013 with their debut Show Me Your Fears, and have taken their art-rock game to the next level with Foreign Life (the review of which you should read here). Matt Smith describes the release eloquently:
Foreign Life, the sophomore album from the Ottawa band, is a collage of emotion and style, well lit and finely mounted. Each song a small canvas with a dramatic point of focus, be it rolling acoustic guitar, electronic beat or voice. Sugary pop tunes leap out of synthscapes and run naked through your ears. Pony Girl appear to have passed through the recent New Folk movement carrying a pastel distillation of its crucial elements. The elegant arrangement of acoustic and electronic, the sighing winds and the seething synths, it harks familiar yet is presented in a uniquely stream-lined form.
Pony Girl is a favourite of ours, and this LP will be an excellent addition to anyone’s record collection.
Email music [at] ottawashowbox.com with the subject “Pony Girl Contest” and answer the following question: Which delicious party food is featured Pony Girl’s video for “Candy?”
If you answer correctly, you will be automatically entered into the draw to win the vinyl copy of Foreign Life, or the pair of tickets to the vinyl release on April 30. The draw will happen on Wednesday, April 27 at noon. Winners will be contacted via email.
Check out their video for “Little Life” performed live at St. Alban’s Church, and vote for Pony Girl in CBC’s Searchlight contest here.