MUSIC NEWS - Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody is set to release music from his latest project, Tired Pony on September 28 in the USA (out now in the UK) on Mom + Pop. A actual band and not a solo effort, Tired Pony has quite the rock line up; R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey, Belle and Sebastian’s Richard Colburn (who's toured with Snow Patrol previously), producer Garret “Jacknife” Lee, and frequent Patrol collaborators Troy Stewart and Iain Archer.
The roots for The Place We Ran From go back to Snow Patrol’s 2008 tour supporting A Hundred Millon Suns, when Lightbody began “writing songs for an imaginary band.” Once the tour was done, he flew to Portland, OR and set up shop in the Type Foundry studio with Stewart, Archer, Colburn and Lee, with Buck and McCaughey joining later on. With inspiration from the works of “Wilco, Calexico, Lambchop, Palace, Smog and more,” Lightbody worked to make an ”American gothic album, a country-tinged gem that looked at the darkness of America.” “I wanted to write a twisted love-letter to the States,” he recently said.
Check out the clip of Lightbody and Buck talking about the new band-
TIRED PONY's The Place We Ran From Tracklisting:
1. Northwestern Skies
2. Get On The Road
3. Point Me At Lost Islands
4. Dead American Writers
5. Held In The Arms Of Your Words
6. That Silver Necklace
7. I Am A Landslide
8. The Deepest Ocean There Is
9. The Good Book