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Pond Announce New Album ‘Stung!’, Share New Single

Pond have announced a new album called Stung!, which lands on June 21 via Spinning Top. The follow-up to 2021’s 9 will include the previously released single ‘Neon River’, as well as a new track, ‘(I’m) Stung’, which comes with a shot in Western Australia by Chris Adams. Check it out and find the album cover, tracklist, and Pond’s upcoming tour dates below.

“I wrote most of this while mowing someone’s lawn,” the band’s Nicholas Allbrook said of ‘(I’m) Stung’ in a statement. “I went home and put my fingers on the piano and pretty much played the base of it first go. This is a very rare and special treat and buoyed me for weeks. It’s funny because I had a mad crush on someone, and they dropped me like a sack of shit and this song just flew down and clocked me right in the forehead and I felt totally better. Then Gin and Gum added all their magic – cool sounds, passing chords.”

“It’s about being totally pathetically stung by someone and just having to be cool with it being unrequited,” he added. “Being resilient, accepting that you are a bit of a goose, but life goes on.”

Commenting on the visual, the band added: “We went to Lancelin, one of the most stereotypically Western Australian looking places in Western Australia, armed with a super 8 camera, 12 tubes of silver body paint and a rock eisteddfod wardrobe. Nothing but the blistering heat and dehydration and a battalion of legendary holidaymakers in ATVs stood between us and cinema history. Our friend Chris Adams also put on his little “filmic auteur” cap and carried our shit around while we cavorted among the dunes dressed like a knock off NSYNC. Omg and the bee!! The bee obviously makes it. Nick kind of lost his mind in the endless whiteness and started fearfully battling the beast in the sky. Probably all the paint fumes.”

Stung! Cover Artwork:

Stung! Tracklist:

1. Constant Picnic
2. (I’m) Stung
3. Neon River
4. So Lo
5. Black Lung
6. Sunrise For The Lonely
7. Elf Bar Blues
8. Edge of the World Pt. 3
9. Stars In Silken Sheets
10. Boys Don’t Crash
11. O, UV Ray
12. Last Elvis
13. Elephant Gun
14. Fell From Grace With The Sea

Pond 2024 Tour Dates:

May 1 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
May 2 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
May 3 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 4 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
May 7 – Austin, TX W Mohawk
May 8 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 9 – Dallas, TX – Trees
May 11 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
May 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court Block Party
May 15 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
May 17 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
May 18 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC
Jun 14 – VIVID Sydney – Carriageworks
Jun 15 – Hobart, TAS – Altar
Jun 27 – Adelaide, SA – Lion Arts Factory
Jun 28 – Melbourne, VIC – Northcote Theatre
Jun 29 – Brisbane, QLD – Princess Theatre
Jul 06 – Fremantle, WA – Freo Social
Jul 20 – Byron Bay NSW – Splendour in the Gras
Sep 24 – Southampton, UK – Papillon
Sep 26 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
Sep 27 – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe
Sep 28 – Newcastle, UK – The Grove
Sep 29 – Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s Wah Wah
Oct 1 – Birmingham, UK – XOYO Birmingham
Oct 2 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Oct 3 – London, UK – Scala
Oct 5 – Paris, FR – La Trabendo
Oct 6 – Brussels, BE – La Grand Salon, Botanique
Oct 7 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Oct 8 – Cologne, DE – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
Oct 10 – Berlin, DE – Hole44
Oct 11 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
Oct 13 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega

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