Los Angeles punk crew hit a sweet spot between hedonism and poignancy on a multi-layered second album
Album Review: Ponytail - 'Do Whatever You Want All The Time'
Shedding layers of their arrogant punk for a more suppressed soul searching sound
But the truth is they’re more like modern kids in search of a soul. With screechy frontlady Molly Siegel’s cheerleading more subdued than on previous efforts – and the band’s deranged twin-guitar attack newly pared – the Baltimore troupe’s third album aims at a more refined take on their jerk-punk lyricism. And for
the most part it succeeds at doing just that.
But equally, ‘Do Whatever...’ sounds less like inhibitions being shed, less like sex with a tree trunk after a hallucinatory, three-day Haribo bender than their other stuff — and that’s kind of a shame, too.
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