RIYL: Gum Impala
Label: Spinning Top Records
Nick Allbrook and his band of well-oiled Aussie brethren are back once more with a glass of rosĂ© in one hand and a brand new full-length in the other. To be expected, Pond is revving their juices full throttle onto the dance floor while doing their damnedest to keep the psychedelic trip alive, a move that Tame Impala and all other bands within that collective began embarking on with 2015’s Currents. Where Kevin Parker took his dance licks to below deck of the yacht, Allbrook has plunged his sound into the gay clubs. The bass riffs gurgle and writhe like a Patrick Cowley film soundtrack and Allbrook’s unhinged vocal treatments take cues from The Scissor Sisters and Prince, a move he’s been finessing since 2015’s Man It Feels Like Space Again.
This is Pond’s 9th record if I’m not mistaken, so the title fits. Still, we may not have the feel of this new LP just yet. Said to have been inspired by Can and other motorik mammajammas, 9 may have a good amount of surprises laying in the wait. Whether you were born and bred on Beard, Wives, Denim or caught wind of them after The Weather, Pond aren’t in the habit of sticking around one particular sound for long. My suggestion would be to buy this damn thing now and ask questions later.
The ‘buy’ button takes you to Levitation’s store, who have the most limited version of the album to my knowledge. It’s lime green and it’s limited to 300. You can grab the album on pink vinyl from the band themselves HERE, although no quantity has been specified. Rough Trade has a clear green variant limited to 500 HERE. There’s also a clear vinyl indie exclusive you can grab from your favorite distro. Go forth.
Reverberation Appreciation Society Exclusive Vinyl Pressing
Limited to 300 copies on Import Lime Green Vinyl
Rough Trade Exclusive
Clear Green Vinyl
Limited to 500 copies
Limited edition clear pink vinyl, 180g + download card included.
Exclusive to Pondâ€™s Official Store.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive