When is a good time for a new song and video from the Bay Area band The Hipwaders?
The answer is: Always. It is always a good time for a new song and video from The Hipwaders. So I was pleased when I heard from chief Hipwader Tito Uquillas recently that they had a new single about to drop. It's called "Pony Ride" and features a simple but infectious singalong chorus and some nifty guitar work. Says Uquillas:
We play a lot of events where pony rides were also part of the festivities and I noticed it was always the same people running it. I always had a soft spot for the pony rides as I enjoyed them as a kid and my family had horses growing up when I was younger - although I remember cleaning out stalls about as much as I rode. Anyway, I wanted to promote the pony ride people by writing a song we could play for them as we performed next them and wrote "Pony Ride."
Add an amusingly plotted video with typically droll animation (going for a bit of a Cartwrights look from the TV show Bonanza) from the fine folks at Goopymart... and friends, you have 3 minutes that may be even more fun than an actual 3-minute pony ride. I'm happy to world-premiere the video -- you can pick up the digital single, out today, at Amazon and CD Baby.
The Hipwaders - "Pony Ride" [YouTube]