“Pond, an Australian rock band, toppled the stateliness of Britpop anthems into psychedelic turbulence, melting down grandiose riffs or pushing them toward screaming tantrums.” -New York Times
“From sleazy rock excess, to introspective, cracked psychedelia and back again” -Fader
“Pond…are very good at nailing tracks with best-of-both worlds approach, fusing those indulgent chunks of far-outness with fundamentally solid rock’n’roll tunes.” -Pitchfork
Fresh off a highly successful UK and European tour and festival stops at Primavera, Primavera Porto and Field Day, POND will head to the States for their first ever U.S. headlining tour. “Don’t let the name fool you, Pond are a band with hidden depths… Masterfully loose, it’s the kind of music jammed on the up of an acid trip and accurately recreated to ensure everyone gets off their faces on guitar,” said Line of Best Fit about their sold out London show at Koko in June. “A perfect balance of care-free, good-time rock and twisted psychedelic weirdness,” observed The Quietus at Field Day.
Endlessly prolific and hard working, Pond have toured the world over and will now return to the U.S. beginning, October 14th at the Sinclair in Boston, MA and wrapping up the tour at The Echo in Los Angeles on Halloween. Highlights include the Bowery Ballroom in New York, Lincoln Hall in Chicago and The Independent in San Francisco.
Check out footage from their recent performance from Primavera Porto Festival via PitchforkTV here!
Hailing from Perth, Australia the band formed in 2008 after good friends Joseph Ryan (Mink Mussel Creek), Nick Allbrook (Mink Mussel Creek, Allbrook/Avery and former Tame Impala stalwart) and Jay Watson (Tame Impala) hit upon the idea of an all inclusive, ego-free collaborative, the boys immediately recorded their debut album Psychedelic Mango with a little help from good friend Kevin Parker (the mastermind behind Tame Impala). Member Cam Avery recently left the band to pursue his solo project The Growl and has been replaced on bass by Julien Barbagallo. Barbagallo, Avery and Watson also play in Tame Impala together. Pond’s 6th album-Man, It Feels Like Space Again is due to be released later this year. Details coming soon!
Oct 11 – Curve 4 del Autodromo Hermanos – Mexico City, Mexico
Oct 14 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
Oct 15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Oct 16 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 17 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Oct 18 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 20 – Petit Campus – Montreal, QB
Oct 21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Oct 23 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct 24 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Oct 25 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
Oct 28 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Oct 29 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Oct 30 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Oct 31 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 22 – Pacina Espacio Broadway – Santiago, Chile
Nov 24 – BUE Fest – Buenos Aries, Argentina
Nov 29 – Popload Festival – Sao Paolo, Brazil