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Listen To Pony Boy’s Noir New Single ‘Marquee Man’


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I saw Marchelle Bradanini aka Pony Boy in concert a few years ago and her performance with twangy guitars, a stunning yellow dress and red high heels left a strong impression on me. At the time, she reminded me of a strange combination of Cat Power, Patsy Cline, Gram Parsons, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave, and yes she even had a murder ballad,…We can stream her very interesting new single, ‘Marquee Man’, off her debut album ‘Blue Gold’.

The slow ballad sung with Marchelle’s sultry-raucous voice will transport you in the soundtrack of an imaginary film noir. It’s indeed a very cinematic track with all kinds of western-y imagery going through my mind, just the sound of it gave me the vision of a self-assured guy parading around, or a rebellious sentiment accompanied by a funeral march, and this is how she explains her song:

‘It’s about the hubris of a man who sees himself, undoubtedly, as a Marquee Man, above that of even Brando or Sinatra. He has blind ambition and confidence in his looks and aptitude.’

It sure inspires confidence with a cinematic organ, a haunting tempo and her echoing sexy vocals, the whole thing crashing into distortion like an inexorable ending. And. If it is difficult to stick any label on her work, the song seems to be like a perfect and delicate concoction of country, rock, folk and blues, wrapped in a noir atmosphere equally moving and dangerous

Pony Boy got a few of her tunes on TV shows (Gotham and Nashville) and, after her 2012 EP, ‘The Devil In Me’, she is finally releasing her debut LP, out on August 28th via Nashville label Cosmic Thug. ‘The record is looking at California in the rear-view mirror,’ explains Marchelle, who has a announced a few tour dates:

08/22 – Hotel Café – Hollywood, CA

08/24 – Rockwood 2 – New York, NY

08/29 – The Basement – Nashville, TN

09/02 – 432 Fairfax – Los Angeles, CA

But she is also playing at the Satellite next Monday, during The Bulls residency

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