BEST NEW TRACKS: POND "ZOND"

1/14/15
Pond - Zond

Ever wonder what Wayne Coyne’s acid trips look like? If so, you’re in luck, because I’m pretty sure the Aussie rockers Pond tried to recreate one in the video for their new single, “Zond.”

Starring Tame Impala’s drummer Jay Watson, Pond has gone back to their psychedelic roots with “Zond,” the third song we’ve heard off their upcoming record, Man It Feels Like Space Again. The fault line of “Zond” is jangle pop, with a side-helping of psychedelia and new-wave funk. It’s an out there track that’s a lot more accessible than it first appears. The same cannot be said about the Johnny Mackay-directed video.

I’ve watched the video for “Zond” a good half-dozen times now. I still don’t have the slightest clue as to what it’s about, but that doesn’t diminish my enjoyment of it. Check it out below.

 

POND “ZOND”

Man It Feels Like Space Again is out January 23rd in Australia, the 26th in the UK, and in the 27th in the dying Empire of America.

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