Anyone who tells you there’s no great pop music out there is either a pathological liar or just doesn’t know where to look. Case in point: Gary Lightbody (of Snow Patrol and The Reindeer Section) has put himself together one hell of a supergroup to be called Tired Pony. Their debut album’s already out in Europe and will be out Stateside on September 28th. And trust me, you’re not going to find another group with this pedigree coming out with a debut this year. Lightbody is teaming up with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Belle and Sebastian’s Richard Colburn, and will feature guest turns by Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward (She & Him).
Not convinced? Check out the album’s lead single “Dead American Writers,” via the band’s official music video: