Matt Pond PA State Of Gold on Limited Edition Colored 180g 2LP w/ Bonus Track + Download
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Matt Pond PA’s new album The State Of Gold will be released on the newly relaunched Doghouse Records, the label known for introducing such artists as The Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music and Say Anything. It’s hard to pin down all the different sides and stories that make up Matt Pond PA, but that’s part of their charm. They’re one of indie rock’s most unique and prolific bands, with nine full-length albums, ten EPs and innumerable tours under their belt.
“One day in January of 2014, during our final session in the Bearsville cabin where we’ve written and recorded scores of songs over the years, the afternoon sunlight suddenly blew my mind. It shot between the trees, off the snowy ground of the pine forest, through the icicles of the overhanging eaves and down across the floor to my feet.
“I’d spent the previous year with a Stonehenge-sized writer’s block that followed me to all the corners of the country – along the winding aimlessness of tours and the failed attempts to stake claims in St. Augustine, Florida and Oakland, California. Day and night, I maintained shaky staring contests with a blank notebook while sarcastic palm fronds floated outside. Then January came and I woke up in the woods. The outline of a window frame, burning with bright yellow light, slowly edged across the cabin floor.
"I was in love and I was where I wanted be. I wrote “More No More” as if I were plagiarizing off the flecked and worn wood floor. The rest of the songs started flooding in throughout the spring. “Take Me With You,” “Emptiness” and “Four Eyes” were answers to questions I didn’t know how to ask. Through the summer and fall, the deluge continued until its ultimate end and answer, The State of Gold.” - Matt Pond
Matt Pond PA State Of Gold Track Listing:
1. More No More
2. There Were Times
3. Take Me With You
5. The Starting Line
6. A Second Lasts A Second
7. The State of Gold Pt 1
8. Don’t Look Down
9. Four Eyes
10. History Of Canada
11. Have To Know
12. The State Of Gold Pt 2
14. Louisville (LP Only)