The music of MATT POND PA is like a pair of old, comfortable shoes. For this, PITCHFORK felt compelled to rip Mr. Pond & his posse a new a-hole. I, on the other hand, am inclined to be a bit more generous. Guess I just have a thing for old, comfortable shoes. (And Pitchfork can blow me.)
New CD LAST LIGHT may not be the most lively thing you'll hear this year, but I wouldn't demonize it as "bland," "stale" "pabulum," either. In truth, it does work much the same territory that Matt Pond has worked before, but surely there are greater sins than this under the cosmos. As for instance: being melodically-challenged to the point of unlistenability (BEIRUT and ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI can blow me after Pitchfork is done blowing me).
(And if Pitchfork is TRULY intent on "banning the bland" in indie music, then they'd damn-well better not be slurping on the likes of BAND OF HORSES and DEVENDRA BANHART. For these sleep-inducing a-holes, new a-holes should be ripped.)
MATT POND PA on MySPACE.
MATT POND PA on the road to PA >>>
Oct 24 2007 8:00P/Meridian - *Jesca Hoop Supporting/HOUSTON
Oct 26 2007 8:00P/The Loft - *Jesca Hoop Supporting/ATLANTA
Oct 27 2007 8:00P/Local 506 - *Jesca Hoop Supporting/CHAPEL HILL
Oct 28 2007 8:00P/Vulcan Park - *Jesca Hoop Supporting/BIRMINGHAM
Oct 29 2007 8:00P/Exit In - *Jesca Hoop Supporting/NASHVILLE
Oct 31 2007 8:00P/Lulu’s - *Jesca Hoop Supporting/STATE COLLEGE
Nov 2 2007 8:00P/Stone Pony - *Jesca Hoop Supporting/ASBURY PARK
Nov 3 2007 8:00P/Chameleon./Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Nov 4 2007 8:00P/Johnny Brenda’s - *Jesca Hoop Supporting/PHILADELPHIA
From the LP LAST LIGHT, 2007 >>>
[MP3] "People Have a Way"
[MP3] "Giving It All Away"
From the EP IF YOU WANT BLOOD, 2007 >>>
[MP3] "If You Want Blood"
[MP3] "If You Live"