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Tired Pony

Created by Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody as an outlet for his desire for country music, Tired Pony started taking shape in-may 2009. By Oct, the solo task had grown right into a full-fledged supergroup offering another Snow Patrol veteran, Iain Archer, his wife Miriam Kaufmann, maker/musician Jacknife Lee, Belle & Sebastian percussionist Richard Colburn, auxiliary R.E.M. member Scott McCaughey, and Troy Stewart. Peter Buck became a member of several months later on, and Tired Pony journeyed to Portland in early 2010 to record their debut recording. Featuring guest looks by Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward, and Editors frontman Tom Smith, THE AREA We Went From was completed in a single week and released afterwards that season. The record was well received by many enthusiasts as well as the supergroup eventually continued tour in both U.K. and across America. Lightbody reassembled Tired Pony in 2012 and started writing music because of their sophomore record. They retreated to Jacknife Lee’s California-based house studio room, where they documented the paths for The Ghost from the Hill. The album found its way to 2013 and highlighted a small amount of guest performances, including vocalist Bronagh Gallagher and celebrity Minnie Driver.

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