Matt Pond PA (wait, I’m confused, is Matt once again going with the PA?) and his ever faithful and devilishly talented sidekick, Chris Hansen, are not to be trifled with. That being said, Pond and team are done with teasing long time fans with the release of their new album The State Of Gold via a very successful Kickstarter campaign (support that sh*t) and the release of their first video “More No More”, which features wild black snow ravens, bursts of sparkler fire, and yes… lyrics (it’s a lyric video).
Matt has always been true to himself, his music, and his fans with lyrics like “I never made anything easy, out on the weekend see me fall. But if the left leg rolls and the right leg rolls, we’ll make our way out of the shadows, I have hung out with doubt, I do not doubt not any more no more no more…”, that connection will only continue to grow as he throws his heart at his listeners, and as always, they soak up every last breath of it.
Let’s keep this next statement on the down low, you see I have a feeling this album could be contender for Album of Year. But let’s wait for further exploration when the album comes out on the newly rehabilited legendary Emo Rock label, Doghouse Records on June 30th.
Matt Pond PA Tour Dates (purchase some tickets)
04.07 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
04.08 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
04.09 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
04.10 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
04.11 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
04.13 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
04.14 – Tampa, FL @ Local 662
04.15 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
04.17 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
04.18 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
04.19 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr.
04.21 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
04.22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
04.23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
04.24 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
04.26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04.30 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
05.01 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
05.02 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
05.04 – Provo, UT @ Velour
05.05 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
05.07 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
05.08 – St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill
05.09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05.11 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
05.12 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
05.13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
05.14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05.15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom