Matt Pond PA Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by KidLightning, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. KidLightning

    I'm not that kind of lawyer. Supporter

    I don't know how there isn't a thread for them yet, but Matt Pond PA is a prolific band formed in Philadelphia and currently based out of New York. They incorporate elements of indie rock, folk, chamber pop, and more into their sound and their 11th LP, Winter Lives, is currently streaming via the AV Club.

    Exclusive: Stream the new Matt Pond PA album, Winter Lives
     
  2. Inna Selez

    Regular

    Last official video.



    Btw why they always have bicycles in clips.
     
    KidLightning likes this.
  3. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Dude is so prolific.

    New album "Still Summer" streaming and, no surprise, it's really good.

    Not sure what happened with all the fake quitting music stuff but whatever.

    Album Premiere: Matt Pond PA _Still Summer_
     
  4. sponsor
  5. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

    Following his career over the last ten years or so has been very strange.
     
  6. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Hasn't he called the last 3 albums his final one? Haha.
     
  7. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

    Yeah in one way or another. As far back as 2008, he made a myspace page for a "new band" he was calling The Dark Leaves (stating then that Matt Pond PA was over) and posted eight demos on that page. I still have them. Some of those reworked songs later showed up a couple years later when he released the album The Dark Leaves under the Matt Pond PA moniker. Then three years later he said Matt Pond PA was over again and released The Lives Inside as just "Matt Pond". Then a year later he suddenly released an album of demos called "Skeletons and Friends" and the Matt Pond PA moniker was back. Then another year later he released The State of Gold with a bunch of reworked songs from Skeletons and Friends under the Matt Pond PA moniker again and followed it up with the claims that he was forced to get it out there under pressure from the label. Then later that same year he released yet another album, but this one was under the moniker The Lowlifes. He claimed once again that Matt Pond PA was over and that he needed a new era in his life where he had control of his music and thus started utilizing Patreon. The album he released under The Lowlifes name (in 2015) was called "Still Summer: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fury". That album is basically the exact same one he just released today (only this time under the Matt Pond PA name), except that the songs are reworked again and there are a few new tracks here and there. He also released Winter Lives pretty much out of nowhere last year and then followed that up a few months later with a free ep called "Free the Fawns!" which were all of the demos he'd posted on Myspace way back in 2008 under the Dark Leaves moniker.

    It's all...very confusing.
     
    SteveLikesMusic likes this.
  8. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    The 2nd half of this album is crushing me. Some of his best work. Union Square, damn.
     
  9. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

    Union Square is my favorite song on here. Also, somehow I missed this but apparently he is also calling this album the final Matt Pond PA album as well. So I guess that means we should expect another Matt Pond PA album in a couple years.

    With 'Still Summer,' Matt Pond PA Announces Its Final Album
     
    SteveLikesMusic likes this.
  10. vidiviciveni

    Trusted

    I just don't know how this guy writes as much music as he does. It's not all incredible, but he's varied his sound enough over the years to keep things interesting and he just keeps cranking them out.

    This cover was the first song I heard from him and probably still my favorite of his

     
  11. SVXDan83

    Regular

    2nd half is very strong with The Full Stop and Union Square being two of the best songs on the record. I'll be sad to see Matt Pond PA go if they (he) do indeed go. I didn't get into him until The Dark Leaves, but that album has become my #1 go-to standard soundtrack for the fall season. From there, I've pretty much loved everything he's released, but I feel like most of his catalog is criminally overlooked and should have gained more of a following than it has. He's a fantastic songwriter that can somehow tap memories, moments and feelings that everyone has experienced without seeming disingenuous or generic.
     
    SteveLikesMusic likes this.
  12. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    no tears left to cry Prestigious