Check out Ride On Pony, the new single from Umphrey’s McGee

Umphrey's McGee at Abbey Road Studio
Umphrey's McGee at Abbey Road Studios in 2015 (Image credit: Umphrey's McGee)


Umphrey’s McGee have released a studio version of live favourite Ride On Pony.

“This song goes back almost to pre-adolescence,” says Umphrey’s guitarist, Jake Cinninger. “It harkens back to the days of those mixed-up feelings and trying to cut loose, a teenage daydream.”

“It’s all real, no joke, about the feel of being a teenager,” he adds. “We tried to recapture some of those magical years gone past for everyone that listens.”

The band will release a further three singles in 2020. Their last studio album, It’s Not Us, came out in 2018. 

Check out the new single below.

Umphrey’s McGee will close 2019 with four live shows at Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado. They have also announced an extensive North American tour for 2020 as well as shows at Rockjavik in Reykjavik, Iceland. More dates will be announced via their website.

Natasha Scharf
Deputy Editor, Prog

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.