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Pond – Music Hall of Williamsburg – May 9, 2017

May 10th, 2017


(Pond play The Bowery Ballroom tonight.)

Photos courtesy of Pip Cowley | pipcowleyshoots.com

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Pond Celebrate New Album with a Pair of NYC Shows Next Week

May 4th, 2017

When you think about psychedelic rock from Perth, Australia—assuming you do think about psychedelic rock from Perth, Australia—Tame Impala probably come to mind first. And so a pair of touring members of Kevin Parker’s acclaimed outfit, Nick Allbrook (vocals, guitar and keys) and Jay Watson (guitar, vocals and drums), teamed up with Joe Ryan (guitar, bass and vocals) and Jamie Terry (keys, synths and bass) to form the psych collective Pond nine years ago in order to play with anybody they wanted. The band began releasing a host of singles, EPs and LPs in 2009, and their sixth full-length studio album, Man It Feels Like Space Again (stream it below), came out two years ago to some considerable acclaim. “Classic rock touchstones are intrinsic to Pond, but they shove them into futuristic territory—gifted musicians unafraid to indulge their flights of fancy,” said Rolling Stone. “This balance of playfulness and serious is Pond’s carnival act, but it’s their mastery of it on Man It Feels Like Space Again that makes it so damn fun—and Pond so very exciting.” Their newest album, The Weather (produced by Parker), comes out tomorrow. “The Weather is chaotic, confrontational and compelling,” says the AU Review. “Episodes of chaos are met with equal parts clarity and discovery, as we navigate through Pond’s transportive world of psychedelic rock.” And Pond (above, performing “30,000 Megatons” live for the French televison series Le Grand Journal) celebrate its release on Tuesday at Music Hall of Williamsburg and then again on Wednesday at The Bowery Ballroom. Australian singer-songwriter Kirin J Callinan opens both shows.

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Double Your Pleasure with Two Nights of Connan Mockasin

April 30th, 2014

Connan Hosford recorded his first solo album—under the name Connan Mockasin— because “my mum forced me to make a record.” Forever Dolphin Love (stream it below) came out in 2011, and its winning psychedelic pop earned Hosford comparisons to Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd. The album also led to touring Australia and New Zealand with Radiohead and Hosford working with Charlotte Gainsbourg. But when his father had a heart attack, the singer-songwriter returned home to New Zealand to spend time with him. After a while, Connan Mockasin (above, doing “I’m the Man, That Will Find You” for Studio Brussel) took off for Tokyo and holed up in a hotel room for a month working on his second album, Caramel (stream it below), which the Guardian enthusiastically says sounds like an “LSD binge in a sleazy motel, or an elf covering a Barry White album, or maybe even a rom-com set on Mars.” And this week you’ve got two chances to discover how great the new material sounds live because Connan Mockasin and his band play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday. Australian singer-songwriter Kirin J Callinan opens both shows.