If you're going to make a balls-out rock n roll album, you've got to have some contrast so it's not just a whirlwind of leopard-print jump kicks and skinny dude mic twirling. "Mystery," the latest from Pond’s Beard Wives Denim (Modular, March 6th), is that slower moment: distant vocals that sound like they were recorded outside at sunset, post-weed coma guitar noodling, and an appealing clump of heavy static make the track sound like pretty much the entire Doors movie looked—only with a more gorgeous edge. Pass the hookah?
Download: Pond, "Mystery"
Pond US Spring Tour:
Tues March 6th || Black Cat Backstage || Washington, DC *!
Wed March 7th || Telfair Square, Savannah Stopover Music Festival || Savannah, GA *#
Thurs March 8th || The Drunken Unicorn || Atlanta, GA *!
Sun March 11th || Fitzgerald’s || Houston, TX *+
Sun March 18th || Low Key Arts, Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival || Hot Springs, AR *
Tues March 20th || Johnny Brenda’s || Philadelphia, PA *
Wed March 21st || Bowery Ballroom || New York, NY *
Thurs March 22nd || Brighton Music Hall || Boston, MA *
Fri March 23rd || Casa Del Popolo || Montreal, QC *$
Sat March 24th || Cafe Dekcuf || Ottowa, ON *
Sun March 25th || The Drake Hotel || Toronto, ON *
Tues March 27th || Lincoln Hall || Chicago, IL *
Wed March 28th || Taylor University || Upland, IN *
Fri March 30th || Cactus Club || Milwaukee, WI *
Sat March 31st || The Maintenance Shop || Ames, IA *
Mon April 2nd || 7th Street Entry || Minneapolis, MN *
Wed April 4th || A Club || Spokane, WA *
Thurs April 5th || Sunset Tavern || Seattle, WA *
Fri April 6th || The Biltmore Cabaret || Vancouver, BC *
Sat April 7th || Jinx Art Space || Bellingham, WA *
Sun April 8th || Squeak & Squawk Music || Tacoma, WA *
Mon April 9th || Mississippi Studios || Portland, OR *
Wed April 11th || Rickshaw Stop || San Francisco, CA *
Fri April 13th || The Echo || Los Angeles, CA
* with Oberhofer
$ with The Temper Trap
+ with A Place To Bury Strangers
# with Dinosaur Feathers
! with Dive