Happy Australia Day, Aussies.
Pond, the psych-pop band from Perth featuring Tame Impala member Jay Watson and former member Nicholas Allbrook, have announced a new album. It’s called The Weather and it will be out May 5. The album follows 2015’s Man It Feels Like Space Again.
In a press release, Allbrook described the album like this:
“It’s a concept album, not completely about Perth, but focusing on all the weird contradictory things that make up a lot of colonial cities around the world. Laying out all the dark things underneath the shimmering exterior of cranes, development, money and white privilege. It’s not our place, but it is our place. British, but Australian, but not REAL Australian. On the edge of the world with a hell of a lot of fucked things defining our little city, still we try and live a wholesome respectful life, while being inherently disrespectful. At the end of all this confusion in our weird little white antipodean world, there’s the beach, purity and nature that brings us all together.”
Exciting news for Tame Impala fans missing Kevin Parker’s distinct knack for pop music: Parker is listed as producer for The Weather. Parker’s contribution is immediately felt on new single “Sweep Me Off My Feet”. Those warm, sparkling synthesizers and soaring melodies sound like something out of Parker’s 2015 album Currents.
Check out the single on the video below.
Pond, The Weather:
01 30,000 Megatons
02 Sweep Me Off My Feet
03 Paint Me Silver
04 Colder Than Ice
05 Edge Of The World Pt. 1
07 Zen Automaton
08 All I Want For Xmas (Is A Tascam 388)
09 Edge of the World Pt. 2
10 The Weather
Previously: “30,000 Megatons”.