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Pond – “Man It Feels Like Space Again” Video

Aussie psych-rock band Pond have already released a bunch of videos off their sophomore album, Man, It Feels Like Space Again — “Elvis’ Flaming Star,” “Sitting Up On Our Crane,” and “Zond” — and today, they give us a set of visuals for the album’s trippy title track. At a little more than eight minute… More »

By: Collin Robinson / January 22, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Pond – “Zond” Video

Pond’s new album Man It Feels Like Space Again is coming soon, and today the Perth psych-rockers released an immensely goofy video from it. The title “Zond” itself suggests a slightly tweaked version of Pond, and indeed it’s one of the group’s zaniest-sounding tracks to date, with a video to match from director Johnny Mackay… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 12, 2015 - 9:07 am

Pond – “Sitting Up On Our Crane” Video

Tame Impala offshoot Pond are releasing their sophomore record, Man It Feels Like Space Again, at the beginning of next year, and they’ve just shared a video for a new track from it called “Sitting Up On Our Crane.” The video follows a 3D figure as he dangles off the edge of a crane and… More »

By: James Rettig / December 16, 2014 - 6:37 pm

POND – “Elvis’ Flaming Star” Video

Former Tame Impala bassist Nick Allbrook left that band last year to concentrate on fronting his own Aussie psych-rock project, POND. The two bands still share multiple members, though, and you can definitely hear POND as the shaggier, zonked-out cousin to Tame Impala’s technicolor explorations. Today, Allbrook and co. announce a new album, Man ItMore »

By: Peter Helman / October 20, 2014 - 10:21 am

Stream Pond Hobo Rocket

Nick Allbrook, the frontman of the Aussie psych-rock band Pond, also served as Tame Impala’s bassist before he left earlier this year, and both bands still share a bunch of members. But Pond isn’t a side project, exactly. They’re uniquely wiggy space-fuzz travelers in their own right, and their new album Hobo Rocket gets eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2013 - 10:30 am

Pond – “Xanman”

The bassist Nick Allbrook may have recently left Tame Impala, but he still leads the similarly inclined Australian psych-rock band Pond, and they’re still about to release their fifth album Hobo Rocket. We’ve posted that album’s first single “Giant Tortoise,” as well as its video, and now they’ve followed that one up with a triumphant… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2013 - 10:49 am

Bassist Nick Allbrook Leaves Tame Impala

Over the weekend, Tame Impala announced that following a performance at Belvoir Amphitheatre on Saturday night (5/18), bassist Nick Allbrook would no longer be a member of the band, citing a need for time to “try and screw his head back on, and make an attempt to assimilate back into society.” Allbrook is also the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 20, 2013 - 10:48 am

Pond – “Giant Tortoise” Video

While not barefoot and relatively sedate onstage with Tame Impala, bassist Nick Allbrook plays the part of kinetically charged, livewire frontman for his own band Pond, a project cut from similarly psilocybic, riff-loaded, flanged-out cloth. Allbrook’s ecstatic fits tend to be one step shy of you being legit worried he’s having a seizure, though obviously… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 15, 2013 - 9:34 am

Pond – “Giant Tortoise”

The prolific Australian psych-rock band Pond share three members with Tame Impala (including Kevin Parker, that band’s frontman, on drums), so it’s probably not too much of a surprise that their euphorically sunny fuzz-parties will sound familiar to any Tame Impala fan. But it’s a bit surprising that Pond are staying so goddam busy. Just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013 - 10:41 am

POND – “Moth Wings” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

POND, the Tame Impala psych-rock side project, made their video for “Moth Wings” themselves on iPhones — something that won’t exactly shock you when you see the video. In the ridiculous clip, they superimposed their mouths over places where their mouths should not go. POND also have a run of tour dates coming up i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012 - 10:09 am

Pond – “Tears Of A Clown” (Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Cover)

Aussie rockers Pond take on Smokey Robinson’s “Tears Of A Clown,” crafting it into the reverb-heavy ripper to which they’re accustomed. I have low expectations, in general, for rock bands covering Motown staples — don’t hold it against me, Pond! — but this is totally viable. Download below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 10, 2012 - 10:37 am

Pond – “You Broke My Cool” Video

Pond, the sunkissed Aussie psych-guitar blazers whose three members include two Tame Impalas, have a new split-screen-heavy video for their song “You Broke My Cool.” The band members and their friends shot the clip in the Perth countryside while they were recording debut album Beard Wives Denim, and from the look of things, they spent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2012 - 10:39 am

Pond – “Pond In A Park”

Beard Wives Denim, the new album from sandblasted Aussie psych trio and Tame Impala sister band Pond, arrives today. But the track below, “Pond In A Park,” isn’t on the album. It’s nearly seven minutes of pillowy guitar fuzz and spaced-out harmonies, and it’s streaming after the jump. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Stream Pond Beard Wives Denim

Aussie psych-rock power-trio Pond, who share two members with Tame Impala, have spent the past few months convincing us that they know how to conjure a fluttery, sun-dazed desert-rock vibe that would do their sister band proud; check the songs “Fantastic Explosion Of Time,” “Moth Wings,” and “Mystery” for evidence. Right now, their entire new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2012

February’s Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January’s Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven’s “Reflection Of You.” No offense (none taken). That song’s great! Here it comes flowing out of Violens’ smooth and shifty new wave, and into Diplo’s bounce showcase “Express Yourself,” which in turn dives into Ceremony’s hardcore,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 23, 2012 - 4:44 pm

POND – “Mystery”

Two of the three members of the sunny, fuzzy Aussie psych-rock trio POND come from Tame Impala, and the band brings a certain fried, woozy aesthetic that’ll be at least a little bit familiar to anyone who liked Innerspeaker. We’ve already posted “Fantastic Explosion Of Time” and “Moth Wings,” two tracks from POND’s forthcoming album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2012 - 9:44 am

POND – “Moth Wings”

On songs like “Fantastic Explosion Of Time,” Australia’s POND mixes big licks and psychedelic vibes in a way that recalls some of the Beatles’ more far-out stuff. They’ll probably never escape the continuous comparison to Tame Impala — they do, after all, share two members — but I can’t necessarily see how that’s a bad… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 30, 2012 - 11:18 am

Pond – “Fantastic Explosion Of Time”

Australia’s Pond features two members of Tame Impala’s touring band — Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson — so it’s no coincidence that their music exudes the same warm, psych-y feel. The first track from their forthcoming Beard Wives Denim, “Fantastic Explosion Of Time,” is an uptempo jammer, riding squealing guitar lines into fuzzy breakdowns. Check… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 5, 2011 - 11:13 am

POND – “Sunlight Cardigan” (Stereogum Premiere)

Australian trio POND share a member with Tame Impala — you’re bound to dig them if you’re into that other crew’s expansive MGMT-meets-Lennon psychedelia. The piano-streaked “Sunlight Cardigan” appears on their fourth collection FROND, an album that mixes cosmic space-outs (“The Place Behind A Duck”) and duskier nighttime excursions (“Torn Asunder”) with plenty of bright… More »

By: brandon / October 20, 2010 - 12:39 pm