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Matt Pond PA & Rocky Votolato on tour, Wooden Birds at SXSW & releasing a new album

Rocky Votolato

Matt Pond PA and Rocky Votolato are currently on a tour which stops by NYC this Saturday (3/19) at Bowery Ballroom after hitting The Loft in Poughkeepsie, NY a day earlier. Matt Pond told Austinist that he’s finishing up the recording of his new EP Spring Fool due out this spring.

The Wooden Birds, American Analog Set frontman Andrew Kenny’s project which Matt Pond has contributed to, are releasing their second full length Two Matchsticks on June 7 via Barsuk.

“Kenny wrote every song on Two Matchsticks and played every instrument, recorded it in a converted bedroom at home, and mixed at Austin’s Resonate Studio with producer Louie Lino (Nada Surf). The album also features special guests Ben Gibbard, members of Ola Podrida, and Wooden Birds touring members Matt Pond and Leslie Sisson, who, in addition to backing vocals, takes a solo turn in a song custom penned by Kenny.”

They are currently down at SXSW. All dates and a video below…

Matt Pond Live @ Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA 2.25.2011

Wooden Birds – 2011 Tour Dates
SUN, MAR 13, 2011 : Austin, TX @ Club DeVille : 8:30pm
THU, MAR 17, 2011: Austin, TX @ Home Slice : 2:15pm
THU, MAR 17, 2011: Austin, TX @ Red Eye Fly : 10pm : SXSW Barsuk Showcase *
* w/ Menomena, Maps & Atlases, Say Hi, The Globes, Dizzy Eyes
SAT, MAR 21, 2011: Austin, TX @ The Hilton Hotel : 11:30am : KUT Show

Matt Pond PA and Rocky Votolato 2011 Tour Dates
03.16.11 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
03.17.11 – Hamden, CT – The Space
03.18.11 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
03.19.11 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03.20.11 – Boston, MA – Middle East [downstairs]
03.22.11 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
03.23.11 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel
03.24.11 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
03.25.11 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

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