Sometimes you’ve just got to bask in your own insignificance, you know? Spray it all over your body like some kind of cheap perfume, plug your shitty guitar into your shitty amplifier, and let that question that dominates every other waking moment — “What’s the point?” — wash over you like raw sewage. Cleveland-based songwriter Rick Spitalsky knows what that’s all about. The frontman of the wonderfully scummy indie rock band Extra Medium Pony has a knack for over-analyzing pretty much everything, including the fact that nothing really matters.
-consequence of sound
With braided themes of isolation, depression, introversion and self-consciousness, Extra Medium Pony circles around songwriter Rick Spitalsky, who solely wrote and recorded the forthcoming album, Meaninglessness, due out in September 2016. He also played all the instruments and crafted the artwork himself. The first single, “Further Along”, is an unbelievably powerful song. It comes out the gates kicking your ass right away. If you’ve been looking for really hard sounding version of The Lemonheads or a more serious The Pixies, Extra Medium Pony. What a tremendous hard-ass song. Introversion and self-consciousness have never sounded so beautiful rockish. Extra Medium Pony is the new indie saviors. I love this band. Forever.
released September 16, 2016
Written,performed, recorded, stenciled and scanned by Richard Spitalsky.
Art assembly and layout by Jimmy Frysinger,
Mastered by Chris Keffer @ magnetic north studio.