Pond Announce New Album ‘Stung!’, Share New Single

    Pond have announced a new album called Stung!, which lands on June 21 via Spinning Top. The follow-up to 2021’s 9 will include the previously released single ‘Neon River’, as well as a new track, ‘(I’m) Stung’, which comes with a shot in Western Australia by Chris Adams. Check it out and find the album cover, tracklist, and Pond’s upcoming tour dates below.

    “I wrote most of this while mowing someone’s lawn,” the band’s Nicholas Allbrook said of ‘(I’m) Stung’ in a statement. “I went home and put my fingers on the piano and pretty much played the base of it first go. This is a very rare and special treat and buoyed me for weeks. It’s funny because I had a mad crush on someone, and they dropped me like a sack of shit and this song just flew down and clocked me right in the forehead and I felt totally better. Then Gin and Gum added all their magic – cool sounds, passing chords.”

    “It’s about being totally pathetically stung by someone and just having to be cool with it being unrequited,” he added. “Being resilient, accepting that you are a bit of a goose, but life goes on.”

    Commenting on the visual, the band added: “We went to Lancelin, one of the most stereotypically Western Australian looking places in Western Australia, armed with a super 8 camera, 12 tubes of silver body paint and a rock eisteddfod wardrobe. Nothing but the blistering heat and dehydration and a battalion of legendary holidaymakers in ATVs stood between us and cinema history. Our friend Chris Adams also put on his little “filmic auteur” cap and carried our shit around while we cavorted among the dunes dressed like a knock off NSYNC. Omg and the bee!! The bee obviously makes it. Nick kind of lost his mind in the endless whiteness and started fearfully battling the beast in the sky. Probably all the paint fumes.”

    Stung! Cover Artwork:

    Stung! Tracklist:

    1. Constant Picnic
    2. (I’m) Stung
    3. Neon River
    4. So Lo
    5. Black Lung
    6. Sunrise For The Lonely
    7. Elf Bar Blues
    8. Edge of the World Pt. 3
    9. Stars In Silken Sheets
    10. Boys Don’t Crash
    11. O, UV Ray
    12. Last Elvis
    13. Elephant Gun
    14. Fell From Grace With The Sea

    Pond 2024 Tour Dates:

    May 1 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
    May 2 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
    May 3 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
    May 4 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
    May 7 – Austin, TX W Mohawk
    May 8 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
    May 9 – Dallas, TX – Trees
    May 11 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
    May 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court Block Party
    May 15 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
    May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
    May 17 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
    May 18 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC
    Jun 14 – VIVID Sydney – Carriageworks
    Jun 15 – Hobart, TAS – Altar
    Jun 27 – Adelaide, SA – Lion Arts Factory
    Jun 28 – Melbourne, VIC – Northcote Theatre
    Jun 29 – Brisbane, QLD – Princess Theatre
    Jul 06 – Fremantle, WA – Freo Social
    Jul 20 – Byron Bay NSW – Splendour in the Gras
    Sep 24 – Southampton, UK – Papillon
    Sep 26 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
    Sep 27 – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe
    Sep 28 – Newcastle, UK – The Grove
    Sep 29 – Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s Wah Wah
    Oct 1 – Birmingham, UK – XOYO Birmingham
    Oct 2 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
    Oct 3 – London, UK – Scala
    Oct 5 – Paris, FR – La Trabendo
    Oct 6 – Brussels, BE – La Grand Salon, Botanique
    Oct 7 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
    Oct 8 – Cologne, DE – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
    Oct 10 – Berlin, DE – Hole44
    Oct 11 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
    Oct 13 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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