The Show Ponies, ‘Kalamazoo’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Up-and-coming "indie-grass" five-piece the Show Ponies are debuting the music video for their new song “Kalamazoo” exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play above to watch the clip
Produced by Featuring Everybody and directed by Mitchell Young, the Show Ponies' music video for “Kalamazoo” features the band playing a stripped-down set inside a dimly lit club. Lead vocalist and banjoist Andi Carder takes center stage with her distinctive vocals and fiery red hair, while fiddle player Philip Glenn shows off his skills throughout the clip.
Throughout the "Kalamazoo" video, the footage of the Show Ponies' performance is juxtaposed with shots of folks who are looking for a place to grow, which echoes the song’s theme. Video shooting locations included Love Nail Tree in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., and Newcomb's Ranch in the Angeles National Forest.
"The song "Kalamazoo" is about staying out of the places where we are emotionless and complacent," Clayton Chaney, the Show Ponies' co-lead vocalist, tells The Boot. "It's about embracing every emotion, good and bad, and moving forward rather than dwelling in the mundane."
In addition to Carder, Glenn and Chaney, the Show Ponies features Jason Harris (guitar) and Kevin Brown (drums). “Kalamazoo” appears on How It All Goes Down, the Show Ponies’ latest full-length release. The album was released in January and is available for download on iTunes.
To celebrate the release of their new music video, the Show Ponies will be taking over The Boot's Instagram Stories and Snapchat accounts on Tuesday (March 28). Follow The Boot on Instagram and Snapchat (theboot_dotcom) to see all the fun!
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