Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Matt Pond releases album and to tour

Matt Pond's new album The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand is out today on BMG. Filter is running a video premiere of "Starlet" which was filmed at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn. To celebrate the release of the album Matt Pond will be performing live on KEXP(broadcast from The Cutting Room Studios NYC) at 12 pm EST. Later in the day, Matt Pond and Chris Hansen will be doing a Livestream acoustic performance & fan chat at 5 pm EST. Additionally, Matt Pond will be the musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on February 7. Buy the new album on iTunes and get an exclusive bonus track or pick up a copy on CD or LP at your local independent record store and get a free The Natural Lines EP. Find a store near you here

Matt Pond is currently on tour in support of The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand. The band is touring in North America supporting Jukebox The Ghost. The tour make stops in all major cities including New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C. and more. 

With the new album, Matt Pond is stepping forward with striking honesty and humbling optimism and delivers his strongest work to date. And with this transformative record comes some distinct changes - removing the 'PA' that has accompanied his name for nearly a decade, his first official 'solo' release, and partnering with new label and longtime publishing partner, BMG.

Lives is an upbeat antidote to the pessimistic shift in the collective consciousness. It's an ode to the bittersweet reality that we are human, we are finite, and we are flawed. Matt gets to the core of his own humanity, and we can't help but listen intently to see what he finds. The album's first single "Love to Get Used," is a notably playful departure from what we've seen before." Let's hang on to abandon and hope we lose control" Pond insists in the uptempo indie-pop track, "to be out in the open baby and let go of the ropes." While "Hole in My Heart" strips down the frivolities and formalities that water down most songs about heartbreak, leaving us with a chillingly accurate, almost childlike description of the pain it causes. When times are tough though, art flourishes, and The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand is a demonstration in how Pond is transcended by his art. "Someday I'll stop breathing," he says, "but I'll never stop singing."

Matt Pond Tour Dates 

02.06 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
02.07 - Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern *
02.08 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
02.09 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
02.10 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Cafe *
02.12 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Theatre *
02.13 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's *
02.14 - Columbus, OH@ Wexner Center *
02.15 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird *
02.17 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
02.18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [Purgatory] *
02.19 - Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar *
02.20 - Orlando, FL @ The Social *
02.22 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston [Bronze Peacock] *
02.23 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Jr. *
02.24 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
02.26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
02.28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
03.01 - Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
03.02 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
03.03 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
03.04 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic *
03.05 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
03.08 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
03.09 - Chicago, IL @ Metro *
03.10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
03.11 - Toronto, ONT @ Horseshoe Tavern #
03.13 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt #
03.14 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
03.15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
03.16 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club #

* = w/ Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond & Lighthouse and the Whaler
# = w/ Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond & The Spring Standards

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