Posted on July 30 2013
West Australian warriors and pioneers of new stoner rock scene, POND are set to release their fifth LP titled Hobo Rocket and you can stream it online now. Made up of 5 members including Nick Allbrook & Jay Watson from Tame Impala, the band set out to make a record that captures a portion of rock musics great, decadent history through their own personal lens.
Hobo Rocket is an album of musical diversity from the groggy spoken word of the title track (featuring Perth fixture Cowboy John on vocals) to the glittery psychedelia of O Darma to the ominous Black Sabbath stomp of Aloneaflameaflower. The record is, first and foremost, a deliberately fun listen, but its worth digging deeper to discover a conflicted, sometimes sweetly sad, raucous love letter to a genre with no shortage of awesomely weird moments.
Check it out streaming on NME here.