Motopony: “Wait For Me”
Daniel Blue picked up the guitar at age 27 and decided to start a band–and sure enough, he’s seen that dream through. He’s now the guitarist and chief songwriter for Seattle’s Motopony, but he shares the space with multi-instrumentalist Buddy Ross. The two crossed paths working on other people’s music, but it was a chance meeting in 2009 that formed the basis for the band. And the two work completely in harmony: Blue often brings the basic structure of the song to Ross, who adds deft sonic touches that make the songs stand out.
Motopony’s self-titled debut, released early last year, displays this duality. Front-and-center is Blue’s twang, which might seem out of sorts on first listen, but his voice works perfectly with Ross’s complex arrangements. Songs like “Wait For Me” are built on a solid rhythm, with the band adding electronic flourishes and a particularly golden melody on top. It’s safe to say the music takes on yet another dimension in the live setting, and today’s song of the day demonstrates that–”Wait For Me” comes from a session Motopony recorded in KUT’s Studio 1A.
Be sure to catch Motopony live at KUT’s SXSW showcase at the Four Seasons, where they’ll be performing on Friday (3/16) at 8am.
You can also see Motopony at other South By Southwest events:
Thursday, March 15, Maggie Mae’s Downstairs, 1pm
Thursday, March 15, The Studio (304 W. 4th St), 11pm
Friday, March 16, Firehouse Lounge (Brazos & 6th), 6:30pm