My “music friends” undoubtedly know the feeling. You have thousands of songs in your ITunes library (I currently have 8,405) and sometimes for days or even weeks on end, you hate all of it. Right? I am feeling this right now. No matter what comes on my IPod while it’s on Shuffle, it’s not what I want. I’m not in the mood for it. That one is too slow. This one is too loud. The only thing I want to hear right now is Matt Pond PA. That’s right, out of the 8400 songs I have, I only want to hear 46 of them and all of them are by Matt Pond PA.
Yes, it’s a slightly unfortunate band name, but not as bad as Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s (who you also ought to hear). Right now, Matt Pond PA is IT for me. The only way I can describe them is to use the word organic. There’s something magical about the way they craft songs. Beautiful strings drift in and out (Frankie P, you’ll love this, I think). There’s a melancholy, but their music doesn’t depress me one bit. The voice – it’s unique, which always gets me. Unqiue voices. Talent. Organic. Real.
So listen and tell me it isn’t good.
If you were play that for me and say it was some new stuff from Frank, I would have believed you. The vocals even sound like him. It lacks typewriter though. “We need more typewriter!”
I hadn’t heard them before; it is awesome. I just created a Matt Pond PA Radio Station on my Pandora. If you haven’t gotten into Pandora yet, you should do it. I couldn’t do it on my computer when I first heard about it (my work computer can’t do streaming audio by company order), but my new Blu-Ray player came with it and NetFlix, so I hooked the thing up to my router to do that last night and figured I’d fire up Pandora. Matt Pond PA is one cool radio station! They just played the Pernice Brothers’ “Let That Show” with Dave Trenholm’s string arrangements, so how’s that for a coincidence!
not bad, 2nd song is much better – really like how the strings drive the song, pretty original but the vocals sound like all the other bands in this genre, i like lyrics a little more in front of you, i am not looking for mood music most of the time.