Photo Amanda Burt

Photo Amanda Burt

Pony Da Look is keyboard-based band from Toronto. The band members are Temple Bates (composer/keyboards/vocals), Amy Bowles (lyrics/vocals/keyboards), Catherine Stockhausen (keyboards/vocals), and Rob Gordon (drums). Former members include Rebecca Mendoza (drums).

 Photo Chris Murphy

Photo Chris Murphy

This Toronto band’s unusual sound has been described as “medieval ghost pop”, “sexy robot make-out music” and “ABBA and the B-52 meets a history of organ music”, though the band members themselves prefer “four gargoyles spewing juices from our throats”.

Pony Da Look released their first self-titled album in 2001, then followed it up with The Forcefield Weakens in 2003. The two releases combined attracted attention from Canadian music major players like Polaris Music Prize winner Owen Pallett, Joel Gibb (The Hidden Cameras) and Sloan.  

 Photo Alex VS Alex

Photo Alex VS Alex

Sloan signed Pony Da Look to their label Murderecords in 2007 and released Shattered Dimensions in 2008. Though artistically diverse, Pony Da Look and Sloan have been fans and friends of each other for years. 

 Photo David Waldman

Photo David Waldman