Pontiak: Album/Tour


Pontiak are ready to hit the road in support of their third LP Maker which just came out on Thrill Jockey. The new album was recorded by the brothers Carney in their home studio in rural Virginia and features the same recording philosophy as their previous efforts - being almost entirely live and the first take usually being the final take. Unlike their previous releases for Thrill Jockey, the 12" split with Arbouretum called Kale and their second album Sun On Sun, Maker was made with the amps turned all the way up and with an extra dose of "heavy" piled on top that resulted in an album of Sabbath style riffage drenched in a honey coated Earth-like sludge. The bands' dying amplifiers, their southern swagger and three-brother harmonies make for a combination that is truly their own. And of course, they play it all very loud. Bring ear plugs and keep an eye out for U.K. dates with Earthless around the upcoming Supersonic Festival this summer.

04.24 Baltimore, MD Sonar w/Spectrum
05.01 New York, NY Cake Shop
05.02 Brooklyn, NY Death By Audio w/Ocean
05.03 New Haven, CT Bar w/Ocean
05.05 Portland, ME Space Gallery
05.08 Toronto, ON Drakes Hotel
05.09 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
05.11 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle w/Helen Money, Thrones
05.13 Milwaukee, WI Sugar Maple
05.15 Des Moines, IA The House of Bricks w/The Autumn Project
05.16 Lawrence, KS The Replay Lounge
05.18 Denver, CO Hi Dive
05.21 Oakland, CA The Stork Club
05.22 Ashland, OR The Stilwater
05.23 Portland, OR Rotture
05.27 Olympia, WA All Ages Project
05.28 Chico, CA Cafe Coda
05.29 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern
06.01 Los Angeles, CA Blue Monkey w/Magic Lanterns
06.02 San Diego, CA Radio Room
06.03 Phoenix, AZ Trunkspace
06.06 Austin, TX Mohawk
06.09 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room
06.11 Tampa, FL Crow Bar
06.12 Orlando, FL Backbooth
06.13 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
06.16 Asheville, NC Emerald Lounge
06.18 Richmond, VA Nara Sushi
07.24 Birmingham, UK Supersonic Festival


[Published on: 4/13/09]

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TheDude starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/13/2009 07:09PM
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These guys are fuckin awesome. I met em last time they came through Tally. Gonna catch em again in June. If you like My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, or just kickass music check em out...their live show is mesmerizing.


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