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Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Hand Habits, Delicate Steve, Pond, Hozier and Consider The Source.
Neddy turns the spotlight on San Francisco’s own Lumerians and Australia’s Pond for this week’s column.
In 2008 memory tells me it was summer Joseph Orion McJam, Paisley Adams and Wiry B. Buddha were sat under a mulberry tree, (lot Lotus, alas, Buddhist references end here) in Daglish, Perth, where the they lived in a happy little home on Troy Tce with their friend Kevin, who now plays drums live.
Something in their orange juice and cup-o-soups that morning inspired them enough to write the naff-tropical lo-fi psychedelic pastiche that became Psychedelic Mango. A fun listen, if you can steel your ears and tolerate the minutes of white noise, which invariably accompany every half sensible pop song.
The idea of Pond was to be able to get anyone we wanted to play whatever whenever in a completely ego free kind of trip, all under the big obligation-less blanket of Pond. This resulted in the next album, Corridors of Blissterday (more exemplary cosmic idiocy) being done live with an 8 piece band in 5 days.
Then Im afraid to say we got too into Prince and the Mac, so we accidently made Frond.
We have played a bunch of shows, notably some in Japan in weird little clubs under other weird things and below some more weird things. You should go to Japan by the by. Weve also done a little 7 release called Greens Pool that you can buy, with some more pop bollocks, that was released in a limited run of 300 including a one off piece of original art from Ben Baretto.
Now Pond consists of the original three, plus Kevin from Tame Impala on drums and Jamie, from the Silents, on keyboards.
Thats an attempt at summarizing Pond for those who, like me, will probably not be bothered reading anything that is too florid and in depth. There yar! Information to the vein.
Preview the Grateful Dead’s forthcoming ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 31’ with a portion of the set, which features the band’s December 3, 1979 concert in Chicago.
Pink Floyd/Phish/Talking Heads tribute act Pink Talking Fish will embark on a cross-country tour this fall.
The Boognish Will Rise over Colorado when Ween plays a two-night Halloween run in Denver.
Check out Andrew Bruss’ photos and a recap of last weekend’s Levitate Music & Arts Festival as well as official videos from the event.
The Rolling Stones returned to New Orleans on Monday, 25 years after their last performance in the city and following two postponements.