Genre: Punk
Hometown: Austin, TX

Pong extends from the long and loud history of Ed Hall, one of Austin’s most popular post-punk bands. The band called it quits in 1996, but Pong takes the core trio of guitarist Gary Chester, bass player Larry Strub, and drummer Lyman Hardy, adds synthesizer player Shane Shelton and guitarist Jason Craig from such other Austin faves as the Pocket Fishrmen and ST-37. This makes Pong an Austin supergroup of sorts, but the hybrid band quickly developed its own distinct identity by splicing the punk rock power of Ed Hall with touches of hip hop, electronic and experimental music and even some pop harmonies.

Posted on 10/29/12