God, I love Pond. They’re from Perth, Australia, they share a couple of members with Tame Impala, and I assume they smoke copious amounts of weed. If, like me, you read Highlights magazine as a kid, imagine Pond as the “Goofus” to Tame Impala’s “Gallant”. They’re goofy and affable and don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how they’re supposed to act. To get a feel for what I’m talking about, check out how they list the band members on their Facebook page:
Members Wirey B. Buddha Paisley Adams Shoseph Orion McJam Odin Bombadillo Kaykay Sorbet Ayayayai Anabell Acidtree Aslan McPride Celestius Maximus Argyle Genii la Mojo
Pond’s music is a barely-structured miasma of layered guitars and meandering vocals. They promise to have a new record called Man It Feels Like Space Again in the near future, but haven’t announced a release date. In the meantime, here’s the first song from it.
Seeing Pond play live is a blast – get yourself to one of these tour dates if you can!
Pond 2014 North American Tour Dates
10/14 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
10/15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10/16 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
10/17 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
10/18 – Rough Trade – New York, NY
10/20 – Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
10/21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
10/23 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
10/24 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
10/25 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
10/28 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
10/29 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
10/30 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
10/31 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA