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Pond, “Moth Wings” MP3

January 30, 2012

One time (maybe more than one time) in the FADER office, I went on a half-formed rant about how there hasn't been a really in-depth look at the white dude skunky weed and psych guitar funk of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros. Some of that music has aged well, and some of it really, really hasn't. Anthony Kedis scat rapping about going on a walkabout is one of those things that I can recall with astonishing clarity, and I'm not sure that's the way my life needs to be. But there are moments, especially earlier ones, that are totally okay to incorporate into music. I'm not implying that Pond are RHCP 2.0, but there are moments of fried guitar soloing and wedding-funk low-end that definitely bring that to mind, meaning that Pond are traveling a risky, but potentially rewarding pathway of Sunset Strip (what's the Australian equivalent?) decadence and legitimately fun and unselfconscious rock music. Beard, Wives, Denim will be out in March on Modular. US tour dates below.

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

Pond, “Moth Wings” MP3