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Pony League (formerly Cute Boots) stopped by the GMAC studio to perform "MileMarker Dance" live for indieATL Sessions.
“Open air, top down road trip music that glistens loud and proud with contagious energy and blue sky warmth.”
-Guillermo Castro \ Immersive Atlanta
Pony League is:
Jay "Chief" Howell , Gus Fernandez, Cyclone Charlie Mills, Mason Turner
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Tedo Stone came by the GMAC studio to perform "By Your Side" live for indieATL Sessions, from their album, MARSHES on This Is American Music.
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Tedo Stone was born to play rock and roll. Growing up in a family with a musical father and where brothers handed down bass guitars to younger siblings like old sweatshirts, Stone was fronting a band and playing in motorcycle bars around his hometown of Covington, Georgia, when he was 12 years old.
Now living in Atlanta and with a searing new album, Marshes, due out on September 18 via This Is American Music, Stone is making a name for himself with an enthralling fusion of throwback southern vibes, indie rock hooks and a wall-of-sound resonance.
Formed in early 2013, Atlanta’s MTN ISL have been climbing through the city’s punk and hardcore underground the old-fashioned way: with a catalog of blistering songs and an explosive live show. Along the way, they’ve opened for the likes of sludge metal legends Floor, post-punk agitators Protomartyr, and hardcore revolutionaries Retox, each time winning audiences over with their ambitious songwriting and live wire intensity.
Consisting of Daniel Deckebach (Rapturous Grief, The Felon Wind), Josh Lyner (The Sunglasses), Ray Fleming (The Sunglasses) and Gene Leath (The Felon Wind), MTN ISL are marked by an abrasive, angular sound that’s equal parts classic Dischord punk and wiry Midwestern math rock. Their debut EP, God Become Animal, was a raw and dissonant testimonial to the power of jagged riffs and cathartic scream-sung vocals that threw off hints of ‘90s greats like Shiner and Chavez without succumbing to nostalgia’s blurry lens. While the band has no qualms with looking to the past for inspiration, their frenetic urgency and forward-thinking arrangements place their music squarely in the here and now.
Recorded near Mt. Yonah in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, MTN ISL's upcoming first full length is a record born in meditative seclusion. It is leaner and more polished than its predecessor, but no less visceral. Lead single “Spider Relations” is a nervy, tightly-wound thriller, while its follow-up, “Naut Cool,” showcases a more thoughtful and deliberate approach. All of it points to a creative breakthrough for MTN ISL, a defining record for a band that's undoubtedly on the rise. -Guillermo Castro (Immersive Atlanta)
2. Tired Light
3. Spider Relations
4. Stoned In Time
5. Naut Cool
6. Right Overself
7. Ocular Swarm
8. Lava Hue
9. Great Mystery
11. We 3 Kings