Tired Pony: A Supergroup With A Cinematic Sound

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

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"