Showcasing their ability to tackle everything from the surreal to the most sobering of subjects in their music, psychedelic punk band POND strike a captivatingly eerie tone on their sparse and provocative new music video for “30000 Megatons.” Following the release of “Sweep Me Off My Feet”, the video features another taste from POND’s upcoming album The Weather, out on May 5 via Marathon Artists. Pre-order The Weather here.
In support of the upcoming record, POND will be bringing their incredible and energetic live show to North America this spring. Since forming in 2008, POND have been lauded for their raucous and unpredictable performances, utilising the punk and garage-rock foundation on which the band was built to breathe new life into their songs. Full run of North American tour dates below.
“30000 Megatons,” which will serve as the album’s opening track, presents a despairing meditation on the nuclear threat, its spiraling synth-prog hysteria mirroring the escalating unease we all feel around the world right now. Presented against a collage of footage from protests, riots, war, and consumerism from all over the world in this new music video, “30000 Megatons” takes on an entirely new dimension of bleakness as it confronts us with the aggressive mundanity of our daily lives.
POND North American Tour Dates:
4/16 & 23 – Coachella Music and Arts Festival – Indio, CA
4/25 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
4/27 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
4/28 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
4/29 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
5/2 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
5/3 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
5/5 – Mod Club Theatre – Toronto, ON
5/7 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
5/9 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
5/10 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
5/11 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
5/12 – Black Cat – Washington, DC