Matt Pond PA

I can't like everyone, and I previously decided that I wasn't really into Matt Pond PA. Then someone sent me the track you can download above. Naturally, "Neko Case" caught my attention, and I listened immediately. And now I guess I like Matt Pond PA. The track is short, but very sweet, and makes me want to check out the rest of the new record it appears on: Last Light - out September 25, 2007.

The album's bulk was put to tape in Bearsville, NY with a new cast of band members and an impressive list of collaborators, most notably, especially for Pond himself, is Neko Case.

"Her record blew my mind and so I wrote my songs listening to her record, and it came out of doing that," Pond said on the effect of Case's Fox Confessor Brings the Flood and its ensuing musical influence. "There was intimidation, being like, um, 'Heyyyyyyy, you wanna make this thing? You don't have to! You don't have to!'" But Case agreed, and the result is album gem "Taught to Look Away." [SPIN]

Tickets are on sale for two upcoming local shows - September 28th @ Bowery Ballroom, and the next day at Maxwell's. All tour dates below...

Matt Pond PA - 2007 Tour Dates
Sep 27 - Paradise Rock Club BOSTON, Massachusetts
Sep 28 - Bowery Ballroom NEW YORK, New York
Sep 29 - Maxwell’s HOBOKEN, New Jersey
Oct 1 - 9:30 Club WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Oct 2 - Diesel PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania
Oct 4 - The Basement COLUMBUS, Ohio
Oct 5 - Magic Stick DETROIT, Michigan
Oct 6 - Grog Shop CLEVELAND, Ohio
Oct 7 - Double Door CHICAGO, Illinois
Oct 8 - Varsity Theater MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota
Oct 11 - The Plaza Club VANCOUVER, British Columbia
Oct 12 - Doug Fir PORTLAND, Oregon
Oct 14 - Chop Suey SEATTLE, Washington
Oct 16 - Great American Music Hall SAN FRANCISCO, California
Oct 17 - Troubadour LOS ANGELES, California
Oct 19 - The Casbah SAN DIEGO, California
Oct 20 - Modified Arts PHOENIX, Arizona
Oct 22 - Cambridge Room @ House of Blues DALLAS, Texas
Oct 23 - Antone’s AUSTIN, Texas
Oct 24 - Meridian HOUSTON, Texas
Oct 26 - The Loft ATLANTA, Georgia
Oct 27 - Local 506 CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina
Oct 28 - Vulcan Park BIRMINGHAM, Alabama
Oct 29 - Exit In NASHVILLE, Tennessee

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