(If this wood stove worked, I would be king of the world)
I try to make sure to stand outside the cabin in just a tshirt and jeans every night.
Yes, it’s been an electrically cold winter. And yes, wiser activities are abundant in the wild.
The thing is, I want to feel the depth of the darkness, the fullness of the bite. The brutal wind pushing the tops of the white pines with it’s sweeping white noise.
This is the pinnacle of my humble existence. Despite the bite, it’s good to be alive.
While I’m prone to slip and slide through opinion, I understand and relate to small, simple parts of life. I love and understand fire, cold, whiskey, music and someday hopefully, women.
That’s why I’m positively stunned by this PledgeMusic project. It’s beyond my comprehension. It’s a language I don’t have to understand in order to speak. But it works better than any fire, better than the best snow I’ve ever known.
Thank you. Yes. Thank you. m.
(If this wood stove worked, I would be king of the world)
Tickets are on sale for our Emblems 10 Year Anniversary Tour w/ the Lighthouse and the Whaler!
I’m excited to announce that we’ll be doing an ‘Emblems’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour in May.
We’ve never played all the songs on Emblems in front of a live human audience, so this is definitely exciting. I wrote the album when I first started drifting between New York and Philly. Since I haven’t stopped drifting, it feels as relevant as it did ten years ago.
Tickets go on sale Friday 2/21: http://smarturl.it/MPTourDates
5/1/14 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
5/2/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
5/3/14 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/4/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
5/5/14 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/6/14 Cambridge, MA @ the Sinclair
5/8/14 Toronto, ON @ the Mod Club
5/9/14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/10/14 St. Louis, MO @ the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
5/12/14 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
5/13/14 Kansas City, MO @ the Record Bar
5/14/14 Omaha, NE @ the Waiting Room
5/16/14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/17/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
5/19/14 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
5/20/14 Seattle, WA @ the Tractor Tavern
5/22/14 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/23/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
5/24/14 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
5/25/14 Phoenix, AZ @ the Crescent Ballroom
5/27/14 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Happy Valentine’s. This is a Pink Floyd cover that Mr. Kenny, Chris and I put together for you. Also, love is not terrible.
Along with many of our most recent efforts, we made most of the Threeep in the sideways light of a drafty cabin in Bearsville, NY.
Dan on the drums and whiskey, Chris and I arguing about Antonioni, Michael Bay. We were trying to compose a soundtrack to our fleeting minds.
Over runaway thoughts, we conceived it as a follow-up to the Freeep. (A free EP that was commandeered by our label and subsequently titled Aura Sacra Fames. Or, For the Love of Gold)
The Threeep was supposed to come out as 3 singles with 3 songs a piece. The gatefolds were made to have interlocking pieces that would click into a cube.
I honestly don’t know what anyone would’ve done with a slightly psychedelic seven inch cube. Pardon.
Between then and now, plans unravel. Which is also the title of the memoir I continuously compose in my sleep.
There is the world I know. And another world I don’t know.
In the world I know, I love to noisily plod through my days and write music. I tend to do so alongside Chris Hansen, the truest friend known to man.
I’m attached to the pulsing nature of our world. The strange magic of shadows, wolves and women. But I’m also kept at arm’s length. Or brain’s length.
Those unshakable glances and forces of attraction/repulsion are what I’m trying to capture with my life of cabin songs. (or hotel songs. or bathroom songs. or backseat songs)
In the world I don’t know, money and virtual blather cloud up the windshield and make it impossible to avoid colliding with the oncoming trees.
From this point onward, I’m sticking to the world I know. Therefore, if anything goes wrong from here on out, you are entitled to blame it all squarely on me.
(The Threeep is currently downloadable here: http://noisetrade.com/mattpond/threeep)
Remember the Threeep? Well it’s finally all out in all of its glory. Filter are premiering it and it’s available for FREE Download!!! http://bit.ly/1aU5p3U
PS. Our tour with Jimmy Eat World kicks off this weekend. Hope to see you at the shows!!!
Our Tour with Jimmy Eat World starts this week! We hope to see you at the shows! Dates/Tickets: http://on.fb.me/SAdzlt
9/21 - Santa Cruz, CA @ the Catalyst
9/22 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
9/24 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
9/25 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
9/27 - Fresno, CA @ Star Palace
9/28 - Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
9/29 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/1 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/3 - OKC, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/5 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/7 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
10/8 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
10/9 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
10/12 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
Check out our upcoming tour dates! Hope to see you at a show!
08/09 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall – http://tktwb.tw/1coAMRY *
08/10 – Devens, MA – The Nines Music Festival – http://bit.ly/18lnR0t
08/27 – Dekalb, IL – The House Café – http://bit.ly/12wUNP9 *
08/29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater – http://tktwb.tw/1678uGU *
08/30 – Provo, UT – Velour – http://bit.ly/17lJ3SY *
09/01 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot (Mural Amphitheater) – http://bit.ly/1dFfopp
09/02 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge – http://ticketf.ly/15mMdEI *
09/03 – Eugene, OR – Cozmic Pizza – http://bit.ly/11XlhOT *
09/21 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst – http://ticketf.ly/1bpbpka #
09/22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater – http://bit.ly/110z18V #
09/24 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew – http://tktwb.tw/1935tK4 #
09/25 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues – http://bit.ly/13wQLFC #
09/27 – Fresno, CA – Star Palace Ballroom – http://tktwb.tw/12ko0RO #
09/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium – http://bit.ly/12SFfUI #
09/29 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre – http://bit.ly/192XRqS #
10/01 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre – http://bit.ly/13k7IaD #
10/03 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom – http://bit.ly/11dnFeB #
10/05 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues – http://bit.ly/1aQIzd3 #
10/07 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre – http://bit.ly/12Huc5v #
10/08 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel – http://bit.ly/12Lqfbo #
10/09 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall – http://bit.ly/1937iGW #
10/12 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive – http://tktwb.tw/1ebpHC4 *
*Matt Pond Headline
#Supporting Jimmy Eat World
After the fifteen hour drive to Shreveport, last night was the first proper sleep I’ve had in weeks.
There was a lifetime in that ride. I could feel my beard growing and I repeatedly blinded myself by tracing the sun.