Motopony is a Seattle-based alt-psych band led by singer Daniel Blue. With the success of their two full-length albums and a recording journey from the iconic Abbey Road studios, Motopony has toured half way around the world and back playing festivals including SXSW, India's NH-7 Weekender and Bumbershoot, with US tours and dates all across the UK.
Taking inspiration from his young self, Daniel Blue saw that the fountain of youth is perhaps that willingness to "play dumb" and throw oneself in harms way for the sake of a heart's desire. Daniel took this idea to band mate Timothy Graham, and together they created the song, “When We Were Young,” which they felt was important both to them as career musicians and in regards to what they wanted to say to the world. On their third full-length "50 Katrinas" the new band echoes this seeker’s journey with long wistful interludes woven between sharp and neat trippyfolk inspired rock gems. Like living quartz crystals growing out of flowing canyon walls, catchy inspired and distinctively Pacific Northwest psyche-pop singles hide amidst the foliage of a free-spirited kaleidoscope of unhinged compositions. Biting lyrics mock the information age while admitting their home in it, and love and relationships are a carefully crafted theme.
The new single "Free" with electronic duo Pegboard Nerds is due this August.
In The Press
“Motopony is the essence of folk n’ roll on fire with poetic passion.” – KEXP
“Motopony is an automatic for the KCRW airwaves. The lyric and musicality is magnetic. It sounds fresh yet familiar.” – KCRW
"In an age where every band sounds like an easily picked out handful of other bands, Motopony is a unique creature...a band that is all their own." - Baeble Music
"...both familiar and refreshingly skewed, darting away from comparisons" - Uncut