04.23.2012

Fresh Tracks: “Elegant Design” by Pond

Look at these chill bros. I would be delighted to bro out with them, given the opportunity. Wouldn't you?

If you think that Australia’s Pond sounds a lot  like Tame Impala, you have good reason: 3/4 of Pond is Tame Impala. But while Tame Impala’s vibe is reverb-soaked and megastony,  Pond’s sound is more straight-forward classic rock. On “Elegant Design,” the standout track from the brand-new Beards, Wives, Denim, Pond shows that they’re more than Tame Impala sans washes of reverb. With straight, groovy drums and a falsetto chorus, these Aussies have created an incredibly catchy song that wears its 70s influences on its sleeves. Even with the King Crimson-esque breakdown at the end, Pond still manages to sound fresh and relevant.

Pond – Elegant Design

-Michael Stenovec

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