Jessie Antonick was born in California, raised in Chicago, transformed by Oakland, and set alight by New Orleans. This week, her New Orleans-based band, Pony Hunt, is sharing, “Stardust,” the first single from their long-awaited second album, VAR!
The single “Stardust” is accompanied by a gorgeous stop-motion animated video created by Pony Hunt front-woman Jessie Antonick and Jesse Wilson of Skull Island Art & Fabrication. The video is dreamy- there’s a beautifully barnacled whale, an adorable sailor, a glowing moon, icebergs, and strange sea creatures.
Throughout the album VAR!, Antonick explores queerness, gender identity, and the struggle to be at home with one’s self. Pony Hunt’s hazy doo-wop sparkles with bits of soul, psych, and an occasional string section, making it feel nostalgic and ethereal.
About Pony Hunt
A lifelong traveler, Antonick followed the sound of the rushing Mississippi River down to New Orleans in her ‘78 Chevy van. Here, she found herself humbled by cultural beauty and set ablaze with inspiration. It was in New Orleans where Antonick began writing the new Pony Hunt release, VAR!.
New Orleans-based band, Pony Hunt is set to release their long-awaited second album, VAR! on July 23rd, 2021 via Wing and Wing.
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