Pond haben mit 9 ihr inzwischen schon neuntes Studioalbum angekündigt welches am 1. Oktober 2021 über Spinning Top Records erscheinen wird.
Die fünf Musiker aus dem australischen Fremantle haben zudem mit America’s Cup die erste Single aus ihrem neuen Album veröffentlicht.
Der Pond Frontmann Nick Allbrook sagt über die Single:
The beat makes me think of a New York street strut, Sesame Street style, but it’s about Fremantle before Alan Bond gave the big ball of gentrification it’s final shove, when it was cheap and harsh and the broken relics of the pre-87 port city were young groovy cats in a secret idyll wedged between the river and the sea. It’s also about blokes being different versions of whatever the hell we’ve been taught we’re supposed to be.
Visuell begleitet wird die Band von ihrem langjährigen Kollaborateur Kristofski. Der sagt über das entstandene Video zu America’s Cup:
I’m from NZ and the big Sail race was here, the whole country was glued to their TV’s and I don’t even wanna know how much they spent on that thing, so I thought it would be funny if the captain of the racing team won the cup and auctioned it off to a bunch of people who love that kinda thing. Then he celebrates by dancing. Pretty twisted idea but i think it works.
Auf America’s Cup und dem Titeltrack des Albums Pink Lunettes fängt die Band das Gefühl der Unsicherheit in all seinen Facetten ein.
We sort of gave ourselves permission to make something stuffed this time. We’d settled into a pretty tight routine with the last few albums and wanted to shake a boat with this so we started off with filling a few tape reels with some absolutely heinous improvised sonic babble which, after much sifting, became the first few songs of the album. We also wanted to up the tempo. The last few albums have a neat little mantra or repetitive theme. If I was forced to find something like that in „9“, I guess it would be ‘biography’ or ‘observation’ – a lot of the lyrics seem to focus on single people’s lives, or the lives of small moments or small things when you zoom real close up and they reveal something deeper. Stuff like my cheap Chinese slippers, or a soiled teddy bear, or Agnes Martin (not to put them in the same category, although maybe Agnes would’ve appreciated it). In the Rorschach test of re-reading lyrics, one thing that sticks out is a fixation on leaving behind a time of golden optimism and uncynical abandon. We can’t look at ourselves the same anymore, and the world we’ve built provides a scary lense for viewing our past.
Sagt Sänger Nick Allbrook über das neue Pond Album.
Gemischt und produziert wurde das Album vom Bandmitglied Jay Watson und James Ireland.
Die Tracklist von 9:
01. Song For Anges
02. Human Touch
03. America’s Cup
04. Take Me Avalon I’m Young
05. Pink Lunettes
06. Czech Locomotive
08. Gold Cup / Plastic Sole
Bestellt euch das neue Pond Album hier.
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