Ponchos From Peru are oh so happy to have you in our tubes. Please look around and clean up before you leave!
We are Flintstone Kids, growing with the times, learning how to rhyme, but mostly trying, trying trying. Our music is an escape from the 9to5 job, the 8to3 classroom and the 365 days of taxes. Adam Smith and Will Brone are trying really hard. Who knows what will happen?
" “How a Southern…” has a distinctly rural feel to it, at times like what some may consider the Chapel Hill sound. From the guitar playing to vocals “How a Southern…” finds Ponchos with a different face, or perhaps a mask, as a band. Listening to “How a Southern…” in context with their other albums shows the band not I flux but in evolution. "
" Ponchos play technical math-folk with jazz elements, with Battles-level tempo chicanery and drum-work backing electrified anti-folk. As a drummer, Brone is given to virtuosic somersaults, yet he doesn’t come across as showy. Smith plays his guitar clean, the absence of effects or even distortion transforming his quick runs and hammer-and-pull riffs into something more complicated and jazzy than simple shredding. "
" ..uber-concentrated quick math rock power trio. A song about corn-syrup. A song about the USSR. An occasional horn, an occasional straight punk song. This is what WE Fest is for: exploration for us and them. "
" listeners hear their album and notice that there are no scraps of bland redundancy in any of its songs. While they reluctantly label their music “indie rock,” fans may hear a fusion of individual ideas, musical penchants and a luscious taste for everything "
" The group — led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Adam Smith — exists in a rare nexus of math rock, philosophical indie, and anti-folk. It is this healthy mix of influences that keeps Ponchos squiggling out from under the microscope every time you try to peg them into a genre or say what the music sounds like. "