Coma Pony

Mexico City, Mexico

Between the Ocean and the Sea


Behind the Music

I’m a more visual person, so I created my songs by watching Ian’s videos, and trying to capture the emotions from them. From the interviews to the live action clips in which Ian seems to be in dangerous situations, it is shocking how the ocean appears to be a completely different world.

This type of journalism is already so impressive without music. Music only adds the finishing touches to create an even larger impact. I can’t wait for more people to know about what is happening in the ocean because right now, only certain people know. Since the music will be ona  popular platform it will also help spread awareness to more people.

Coma Pony
About Coma Pony

Coma Pony was born in 2011 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Playing for fun, to party with friends and do what they like, this band represents pure love. Due to complications with their music equipment, Coma Pony had to stop playing for a while, until January 2016 when they decided to record their first EP “Pony En Coma.”

This four-song EP was released in April, 2016, and one song in particular, called “En Domingo Las Niñas Van A Jugar Al Parque” gave Coma Pony the chance to be recognized all over the world thanks to Spotify.

In March 2017, Coma Pony was part of SXSW 2017. In May 2017, “Sad Boys With Happy Faces” became the band’s second four-song EP and in September of that year, they released a cassette for each EP thanks to CINTAS, a record label from Monterrey, Mexico. They released their first song with vocals featuring Lucia Tacchetti, a singer from Argentina, called “Teletransportar.”

In the first half of 2018, Coma Pony did its first two-month U.S. tour, starting with shows in El Paso, TX and SXSW in Austin, then Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and New York City. Driving more than 120 hours and 10,000 miles, they survived their first DIY tour.

Between 2016 and 2019 the band released several singles too. Coma Pony has over 4 million streams to date on their platform.

Coma Pony is love.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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