|Set to embark on a North American tour and a slew of festival sets and headline shows across Europe and the UK, before they return to Australia this January to perform with Mac DeMarco, POND today announce the release of Sessions. Available Friday 8 November on digital and vinyl via Spinning Top | Caroline, the live studio LP was recorded in the European spring during their recent tour. |
The news is paired with the release of the exhilarating album cut Don’t Look at the Sun (Or You’ll Go Blind). The live fan-favourite contains a reference to Six Pack by ESG and Firestarter by The Prodigy and is taken from their debut album Psychedelic Mango released in 2009.
“We wanted to capture how the band has been playing live lately and commit that to tape while we were in the middle of a long tour,” says Jay Watson of the release.
“As you play the same song for years, or even as a single tour rolls on, the way you play the songs mutates. Little inflections and fills become part of the song, and the structures and even the overall feeling and intent of the songs change. I always loved listening to my favourite bands ‘Peel Sessions’ and wanted something of our own in that vein. We hope you dig it!” he adds.
Sessions follows on from Pond’s most critically acclaimed album to date, Tasmania. Their eighth studio album debuted at #15 on the ARIA album chart and #2 on the AIR independent chart in March. Produced and mixed by Kevin Parker and Pond, the LP acts as some kind of sister missive to their 2017 opus The Weather. The LP features the grandiose The Boys Are Killing Me, alt-pop anthem Daisy, psychedelic space romp Sixteen Days and spatial adventure Burnt Out Star.
Pond possess an ever-expanding performance resumé, having toured with Arctic Monkeys, MGMT and Flaming Lips. They stunned at premiere musical festivals around the world including Glastonbury, Coachella, Primavera, Bonnaroo, Reading and Leeds, The Governors Ball, South by Southwest, St Jerome’s Laneway, Splendour in the Grass and more, and have sold out countless venues around the globe from New York’s Bowery Ballroom to Paris’ La Gaite Lyrique and London’s O2 Forum.
|POND – AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES|
with Mac DeMarco
10 January 2020 | Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
11 January 2020 | Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC
15 January 2020 | Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
18 January 2020 | Red Hill, Perth WA
INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES
21 September 2019 – Warsaw, Brooklyn USA
22 September 2019 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia USA
23 September 2019 – Black Cat, DC USA
25 September 2019 – The Independent, San Francisco USA
29 September 2019 – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles USA
26 October 2019 – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
27 October 2019 – Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
29 October 2019 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
30 October 2019 – Orangerie Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
31 October 2019 – Elsyee Montmarte, Paris, France
2 November 2019 – The Crossing, Birmingham UK
3 November 2019 – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow UK
4 November 2019 – Academy 2, Manchester UK
5 November 2019 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
6 November 2019 – Electric Brixton, London UK