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Tired Pony: A Supergroup With A Cinematic Sound

Monday, September 30, 2013

Gary Lightbody (r) and Peter Buck (l) perform with Tired Pony in the Soundcheck studio. Gary Lightbody (r) and Peter Buck (l) perform with Tired Pony in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Tired Pony was originally assembled as a side-project by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody as a way to realize a long-standing goal to make an Americana album. But soon, the side-project became something more: A supergroup comprised of R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Iain Archer (Snow Patrol), Richard Colburn (Belle And Sebastian), Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5), Troy Stewart and producer and multi-instrumentalist "Jacknife" Lee.

Following Tired Pony's critically acclaimed 2010 debut, The Place We Ran From, the group is back with its follow-up, The Ghost Of The Mountain. Recorded at Lee's Topanga Canyon studio over nine days in February and March, the album (out Oct. 1) expands beyond the band's original country-tinged songs with a wide variety of textures and a lush, uplifting, and almost cinematic rock sound.

Hear the group perform songs from the new record in the Soundcheck studio.


For more photos, visit Soundcheck's Tumblr page.

Set List:

  • "All Things At Once"
  • "Creak In The Floorboards"


Tired Pony

Comments [3]

Producer Joel from Soundcheck studio

@Cynthi: An alternate way to access the stream is to go to, and select WNYC Special from the "streams" bar at the top of the page. Click "listen." Otherwise, we'll post the archive of the session by the end of the day today.

Sep. 26 2013 02:12 PM
Cynthi from CT

it's NOT WORKING!!!! :(

Sep. 26 2013 02:07 PM
Soundcheck producer Joel from Soundcheck Studio @ WNYC

Thanks for joining us for today's live session, everyone! Just kicked it off!

Sep. 26 2013 02:01 PM

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