BioPony Up formed on New Year's Eve 2001/2002 at the behest of bassist Lisa J Smith and her new-found friend, guitarist Sarah Moundroukas. To complete the band, Lisa recruited two of her oldest friends in the world: drummer Lindsay Wills - with whom she had collaborated musically before - and Lindsay's kid sister, Laura Elizabeth. Lisa saw great potential in Laura, mostly because of her musically inclined parents, and her desperate need for attention. Laura was convinced to join the band (and learn the keyboard) by the promise of a secret band-handshake. Through the course of the 3 years it took to write, record and release their self -titled EP, the girls toured North America extensively, honing their stage show and polishing their chops. By the time the Pony Up EP was released in January 2005, the band's songwriting and musicianship had evolved to the point that their live sets rarely included more than one song from that EP. As a band having outgrown their recorded output, back to Montreal's legendary Hotel2Tango Studios they went to record their first full-length, with the help of local go-to recording genius Howard Ian Bilerman (Arcade Fire) and American import, engineering hot-shot Brian Paulson (Beck, Wilco). Although made up of slightly darker tones and slower beats, Make Love to the Judges With Your Eyes, Pony Up's debut full-length release, shows the band has not lost their pop sensibility or confessional lyricism.