Orville Peck – Pony
Orville Peck is a country musician based in Canada. He wears a fringed mask and has never shown his face. His name is a pseudonym; he has been described as “presumably older than 20 and younger than 40”. Peck self-produced his debut album, Pony, and released it in 2019 through a collaboration with Sub Pop. A country, alternative country, and cowboy pop album, Pony features elements of goth, shoegazing, indie rock, surf rock, and gospel folk. Peck has noted that he “wrote, produced and played every instrument he could” on the album while working in a coffee shop and living with his parents. The album also received a Juno Award nomination for Alternative Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2020. Sources have speculated that Peck is a persona of Daniel Pitout, drummer of the Canadian punk band Nü Sensae, based on the similarity of Peck’s tattoos, as well as Peck mentioning that he was in a punk band. Pitout was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Peck has said he grew up in a well-known part of the Southern Hemisphere.