Tired Pony release debut album The Place We Ran From + NYC, LA shows

Tired Pony release debut album The Place We Ran From September 28, 2010

Tired Pony

Following the huge demand for tickets for Tired Pony's debut U.S. show in New York City on October 1st, Tired Pony will not only be moving their show to a larger venue - NYC's Irving Plaza - but will also be adding a second U.S. date in Los Angeles for their west coast fans. The L.A. show will take place on October 4, 2010 at the El Rey Theatre.

Buy CDs, MP3s, more:

Tired Pony on Amazon.com

Tired Pony on Amazon.co.uk

Members of the Tired Pony mailing list will have access to an exclusive twenty-four hour pre-sale for tickets to the El Rey show on Thursday August 19th beginning at 10 am PDT. Tickets to the general public will go on sale Friday August 20, 2010 at 10 am PDT. To join the mailing list, go to the Tired Pony official website.

Tired Pony, spearheaded by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody, is a collaborative project featuring the talents of R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Belle and Sebastian's Richard Colburn, acclaimed producer Jacknife Lee and more.

These shows will be the only chance to hear their debut album - The Place We Ran From (September 28, 2010; Mom + Pop) - performed live.

Tired Pony was born after Gary Lightbody decamped to Portland, Oregon's Type Foundry studio, inviting along Troy Stewart, a regular touring member of Snow Patrol; Iain Archer, a longtime Snow Patrol collaborator; Richard Colburn, Belle & Sebastian's drummer and former collaborator with Lightbody in Reindeer Section; and producer Garret "Jacknife" Lee (U2, Bloc Party), who helped to recruit Tired Pony's final two members: Peter Buck from R.E.M. and Scott McCaughey, R.E.M.'s full-time auxiliary member since 1994.

Watch "Dead American Writers" video:

The video stars young actor Joseph Gilgun, who appeared in Shane Meadows' critically acclaimed film 'This Is England.' Gary Lightbody - "We, me and Garret, had just finished the soundtrack to Paul's [Fraser, director] debut feature and loved his style so we thought we'd get him to do a study of a great young actor for the first Tired Pony video. It is supposed to strip away any thoughts of who made the record and make it purely about performance. A great face and, hopefully, a great song."

Inspired by his love of Wilco, Calexico, Lambchop, Palace, Smog and more, Gary set out to make what could be called an American gothic album, a country-tinged gem that looked at the darkness of America.

Bringing in She & Him's Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward and The Editors' Tom Smith for guest turns, the album was made quickly, with the entire recording session lasting only a week. At the end of it all, the players felt so close and so connected, they decided to take Tired Pony out of the studio and into the world.

These shows will be the only U.S. performances from Tired Pony this year - do not miss this!

Tired Pony - The Place We Ran From

Praise for The Place We Ran From:

"Its 10 songs add up to a record of real resonance and cohesion; one that carries with it a sense of everything coming together in the moment. It's the best work Lightbody has done..." - Q Magazine

"A gentle and mellifluous set of songs, it's an album that's haunted by a deep and evocative sense of fragile melancholy..." - Clash

Artist: Tired Pony
Album: The Place We Ran From
Release Date: September 28, 2010
Record Label: Mom + Pop

Buy CDs, MP3s, more:

Tired Pony on Amazon.com

Tired Pony on Amazon.co.uk

Tired Pony Official Website

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