News flash: Nashville ain’t all big-hat Country and sensitive singer/songwriters. Just as All Them Witches has transformed Doom/Stoner Metal, Chrome Pony has taken the basic tenets of Rock both Indie and Roots and stuck them in the chest with a heart needle full of adrenaline. At its most laconic and pensive, Chrome Pony vibrates with an irresistible intensity and a rootsy, garage-stained melodicism. On its two EPs (2011’s Illegal Smiles, 2014’s You Are the Pisces) and one full-length (2013’s Lazy Bones), brothers Tyler and Kyle Davis (guitar and drums, respectively) and a rotating cast have created a howling hybrid of bratty Punk and heartland Rock.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: The Black Crowes if they’d been steered by The Replacements and The Standells. (BB)