The first time I saw Chrome Pony play was last year around April when they came to El Paso. They played at the Lowbrow Palace alongside Twin Peaks and Post Animal. What a fantastic show that was! All three bands brought great energy and the music was amazing! Even though I could talk about how great that show was, I want to focus on the Nashville, Tennessee band Chrome Pony. I recently did a FaceTime interview with the guys to talk about the band, conspiracy theories and the new material they are working on.
The band is made up of brothers Kyle (drums/vocals) and Tyler Davis (guitar/vocals) with JOTA ESE as the bassist. Kyle and Tyler started Chrome Pony in 2011 and then in 2014 JOTA joined the band. The two brothers grew up in Indiana and JOTA grew up in Illinois, but they "joined forces" in Tennessee and that later lead to what we came to know as Chrome Pony. Since then, Chrome Pony has released a few records and toured across the United States. Chrome Pony are joined by different keyboardists depending on the tour/shows which include Ric Alessio, Nate Davis, Ben Webber, or Matt Man. I asked them how it was to come to El Paso for the first time due to the fact that they did a lot of touring las year. "We went pretty far west." They also mentioned it was their first time in Arizona, they lost a license plate in the wind and they made good friends. The band also mentioned that Lowbrow Palace is a great venue and they liked El Paso.
I asked the guys whether living in Tennessee has influenced the band or themselves musically and to that they answered "yes". JOTA mentioned that Tennessee does play a role somehow. He also mentioned that Nashville has so many things for music including venues, bands, and so much more. "It's in the center!" He also added that a cool thing about Tennessee is that one can road trip to wonderful places like Atlanta, Chicago or New Orleans to name a few, for the weekend and be able to be back in time for work or whatever one does.
Chrome Pony has been working on new tracks to which they hope to release by the end of this year. Tyler said, "we started recording this summer (2017). We have been writing all year and we are narrowing it down." As we were nearing the part of the interview where we discussed conspiracy theories, I asked if their lyrics would contain any reference to a conspiracy to which they replied "two-tongued snake has .... some". Guess we'll have to wait and see!
Finally, I asked the boys what conspiracy theories they wanted to talk about. It was not a lengthy discussion. I feel like I ended up talking about a J.F.K conspiracy theory I saw, but they did mention some things. JOTA said that, "when I was in the sixth grade, I really got into the moon theory. (Moon-landing conspiracy) I was really interested by it." I think we've all questioned the media, the world, and reality at one point in our lives. Tyler also added that when he and his brother were younger they saw blinking lights above a field, which could not be explained by a particular reason. Wow, how creepy!
A big thank you to Chrome Pony for everything! Go follow them on Instagram: chromeponyjamz !!! And check out their music!!
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