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Pony (acoustic video vs. original!)

January 25, 2010 by  

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Pony (acoustic video vs. original!)

Check out this acoustic version of Far’s forthcoming single ‘Pony’.

And here’s the original!!

far – Cover version of Ginuwine’s ‘Pony’ released on limited edition picture disc on 1st Feb, 2010 (Bright Antenna Records)

Jonah Matranga – vocals/guitar | Shaun Lopez – guitar | John Gutenberger – bass | Chris Robyn – drummer

In late 2008, legendary rock band far announced that their original line-up would reunite for a few UK dates. Meanwhile, the band booked two LA-area warm-up dates under the pseudonym Hot Little Pony in order to deflect attention while they got used to playing together again. They even went so far as to create a MySpace page under the fake name and recorded a cover of a longtime favourite song of theirs, Ginuwine’s R&B hit – ‘Pony’. Fans in the US downloaded the track so frequently that their website traffic soared. ‘Pony’ reached heavy rotation on the biggest modern rock radio stations on the West coast. To date, the track is downloaded up to 19,000 times a day on P2P networks.

An exclusive UK release of ‘Pony’ on 1st February is limited to 500 picture disc copies available through Bright Antenna Records and the package includes a code for MP3 download of the track.

far got their start in Sacramento in the early ‘90’s and released four full-length albums before disbanding in 1998 – the same year the seminal ‘Water & Solutions’ was released. Far’s fifth studio album ‘At Night We Live’ will be released in 2010 on Vagrant Records. The title of this full-length is also the name of a song the band wrote for Deftones bass player Chi Cheng after his car accident last November. This will be their first full-length since re-uniting in 2008.



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