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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.
Latest Pond Setlist
Pond at The Fonda Theatre
- 30.000 Megatons
- Sweep Me Off My Feet
- Fire in the Water
- Zen Automaton
- Don't Look at the Sun or You'll Go Blind
- Hand Mouth Dancer
- Burnt Out Star
- Paint Me Silver
- The Weather
- Giant Tortoise / Eye Pattern Blindness
- Man It Feels Like Space Again
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.
New Instagram and Twitter accounts for supergroup Oysterhead featuring Trey Anastasio of Phish, Primus’ Les Claypool and The Police’s Stewart Copeland were launched overnight.
The Dave Matthews Band, Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails are among the nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2020.
Phil Lesh will need more time to recover from back surgery leading The Capitol Theatre to postpone the upcoming Phil-O-Ween Halloween Run at the venue and tap Dark Star Orchestra to perform those same dates.
Khruangbin helped Wu-Tang Clan close out the 2019 Desert Daze festival in Lake Perris, California on Sunday.
The Avett Brothers added a handful of April 2020 tour dates.