If Gary Lightbody is the lead vocals, that’s all I need to know and I’m instantly a fan.

Gary (frontman of the Snow Patrol) has a side project titled Tired Pony. I just found this out today even though he apparently announced it a year ago on his blog. Tired Pony consists of Gary Lightbody, Richard Colburn, Iain Archer, Jacknife Lee, Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. In January 2010 the band recorded their first album titled “The Place We Ran From”. The album released in the UK on July 12, 2010. It is set to release in the U.S. on September 28th. The video above is the first single titled “Dead American Writers”.

I previewed a few of the songs online and now I’m impatiently waiting for the September release.

Lightbody is calling this a country album but this first single doesn’t sound very country to me. What do you think?