Motopony began with singer, songwriter and musician Daniel Blue. One night, mourning an anniversary of the death of his late mother, Blue found solace in learning to play the guitar. After this, he decided to throw everything he had into making music. He closed his event space and warehouse, sold his burgeoning fashion design business, disavowed himself of nearly all possessions and began couchsurfing so that all of his time could be devoted to learning the craft of music. Within a year Daniel partnered with a local hip-hop producer named Buddy Ross and an eponymous glitch-folk album emerged. The band followed up with a 5-song EP titled Idle Beauty before returning with their second full-length album Welcome You, produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, White Rabbits). In October 2015, the band released Naked at the Abbey (Live at Abbey Road).
Blue and company have been hard at work crafting new music including a collaboration with electronic group Pegboard Nerds titled “Free.”