Pond's fourth album Beard, Wives, Denim is an audio diary of ten friends' strange, terrible and blissful time in the country trying in vain to be a wholesome family band. It sounds just like it, distorted and woozy and fractured and ultimately nostalgic and loving.
This week's Modcast is a selection of the inspirations and audio fancies behind their music. Sit back and go on a blissed out journey as the boys take you through some fresh Australian jams to some classic British 60s girl-groups and all points in-between. Track-list below.
Mixed by Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) and Rob Grant at Poon's Head Studio in Perth, Beard, Wives, Denim will be out on Modular Recordings March 2nd (AUS), March 5th (UK/EU), and March 6th (US). Pre-order now, via Mod Shop, iTunes, JB Hi Fi.
David Crosby - Orleans (LP Version)
Spiritualized - I Think I'm In Love
Batrider - Sweaty Magee
The Silents - Serpents Touch
Comets on Fire - The Swallow's Eye
Frozen Ocean - Cordial
ScotDrakula - Kick out the Amber Lamps
Dennis Wilson - River Song
The Flirtations - Nothing but a Heartache
Aloe Blacc - Femme Fatale
Tues March 6th || Black Cat Backstage || Washington, DC *!
Wed March 7th || Telfair Square, Savannah Stopover Music Festival || Savannah, GA *#
Thurs March 8th || The Drunken Unicorn || Atlanta, GA *!
Sun March 11th || Fitzgerald's || Houston, TX *+
Sun March 18th || Low Key Arts || Hot Springs, AR *
Tues March 20th || Johnny Brenda's || Philadelphia, PA *
Wed March 21st || Bowery Ballroom || New York, NY *
Thurs March 22nd || Brighton Music Hall || Boston, MA *
Fri March 23rd || Casa Del Popolo || Montreal, QC *
Sat March 24th || Cafe Dekcuf || Ottowa, ON *
Sun March 25th || The Drake Hotel || Toronto, ON *
Tues March 27th || Lincoln Hall || Chicago, IL *
Wed March 28th || Taylor University || Upland, IN *
Fri March 30th || Cactus Club || Milwaukee, WI *
Sat March 31st || The Maintenance Shop || Ames, IA *
Mon April 2nd || 7th Street Entry || Minneapolis, MN *
Wed April 4th || A Club || Spokane, WA *
Thurs April 5th || Sunset Tavern || Seattle, WA *
Fri April 6th || The Biltmore Cabaret || Vancouver, BC *
Sat April 7th || Jinx Art Space || Bellingham, WA *
Sun April 8th || Squeak & Squawk Music || Tacoma, WA *
Mon April 9th || Mississippi Studios || Portland, OR *
Wed April 11th || Rickshaw Stop || San Francisco, CA *
Fri April 13th || The Echo || Los Angeles, CA
Thu April 19th || The Standard, Sydney
Fri April 20th || Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane get tickets.
Sat April 21st || Great Northern, Byron Bay
Sun April 22nd || Northcote Social Club, Melbourne get tickets
Tue April 24th || Ed Castle, Adelaide get tickets.
Sat April 28th || Bakery, Perth get tickets
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