POND Unveil New Single “Neon River” and Share Tour Dates

POND Unveil New Single "Neon River" and Share Tour Dates
POND Photo by Michael Tartaglia

Pond have released a new single, “Neon River” today. The single is a delightful seesaw, shifting between gossamer spans of acoustic beauty and slicing, shout-out-loud paroxysms that suggest Led Zeppelin in trim fighting form. It’s a new era of Pond, one that sees the band at their peak – matching the unbridled energy of their live show with unbridled creativity in the studio.

Speaking on the new song they say “This is a full on Pond Gemini song. Kinda tumbles through bucolic Gum (Jay Watson) larping, into Nick (Allbrook) in maximum Aerosmith spandex mode, with a brief detour into some kind of shoegaze instrumental section. The chorus is about the hollow half dead riverside shuffle of so many pre dawns of years gone by.”

“Neon River” is accompanied by a video clip where a medieval LARP (Live Action Role Play) troupe meets a lonely hair-metal wanderer, who leads them on a pop-metal odyssey to fulfill their destiny. Shot on 16mm film, the video sees Allbrook pulling swords from stone and exploding out of confettified super banners like a pocket rocket, launching the troupe from pestilential medieval servitude, into glam rock ecstasy. The four minute fever dream comes complete with high speed chases, slow motion solo rock outs and stinging POND performances.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

USA 2024

Wednesday, May 1 | The Basement East – Nashville, TN
Thursday, May 2 | The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Friday, May 3 | Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, May 7 | Mohawk – Austin, TX
Wednesday, May 8 | White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Thursday, May 9 | Trees – Dallas, TX
Saturday, May 11 | Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Sunday, May 12 | Kilby Court Block Party – Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, May 15 | The New Parish – Oakland, CA
Thursday, May 16 | Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 17 | The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Saturday, May 18 | The Observatory OC – Santa Ana, CA

AUS 2024

*supporting Queens of the Stone Age
Saturday, February 10 | Red Hill Auditorium – Perth, WA*
Tuesday, February 13 | The Drive – Adelaide, SA*
Friday, February 16 | Mona Lawns – Hobart, TAS*
Sunday, February 18 | Torquay Common – Torquay, VIC*
Monday, February 19 | Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Melbourne, VIC*
Wednesday, February 21 | Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, NSW*
Thursday, February 22 | Hordern Pavillion – Sydney, NSW*
Saturday, February 24 | Broadwater Parklands – Gold Coast, QLD*
Sunday, February 25 | Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane, QLD*
Monday, February 26 | Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane, QLD*
Thursday, February 29 | Spark Arena – Auckland, NZ*
Friday, March 1 | TSB Arena – Wellington, NZ*
Sunday, March 3 | Wolfbrook Arena – Christchurch, NZ*

UK/EU 2024

Thursday, September 26 | Gorilla – Manchester, UK
Friday, September 27 | The Wardrobe – Leeds, UK
Saturday, September 28 | The Grove – Newcastle, UK
Sunday, September 29 | King Tut’s Wah Wah – Glasgow, UK
Tuesday, October 1 | XOYO Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
Wednesday, October 2 | Thekla – Bristol, UK
Thursday, October 3 | Scala – London, UK
Saturday, October 5 | Le Trabendo – Paris, FR
Sunday, October 6 | La Grand Salon, Botanique – Brussels, BE
Monday, October 7 | Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
Tuesday, October 8 | Bürgerhaus Stollwerck – Cologne, DE
Thursday, October 10 | Hole44 – Berlin, DE
Friday, October 11 | Fabrik – Hamburg, DE
Sunday, October 13 | Vega – Copenhagen, DK

Stream “Neon River” HERE.


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