New Video: The Aptly Psychedelic Visuals for POND’s “Colder Than Ice”

Founded by frontman, primary member and creative mastermind Jay Watson POND is a Perth, Australia-based psych rock project that features a rotating cast of musicians and collaborators including Tame Impala frontman and primary member Kevin Parker. The project’s 2009 full-length debut Psychedelic Mango was much more psych rock and psych pop-leaning but with 2010’s Frond, Watson and company had increasingly taken up a much heavier pop sound. 2012’s Beard, Wives, Denim was an international breakthrough and was released to critical praise.

Interestingly enough, the material on Beard, Wives, Denim was written and recorded around the release of Tame Impala’s critically applauded breakthrough effort Innerspeaker and with the growing buzz around Australia’s music scene, the members of Pond found themselves touring internationally to support the album — and it included an appearance at that year’s SXSW and a one-off show with CAN‘s Damo Suzuki, a major influence on Watson and his sound.

Watson and company’s latest effort The Weather continues their ongoing collaboration with Kevin Parker, and the album’s latest single “Colder Than Ice” pairs Watson’s sultry falsetto with a production consisting of icy and shimmering synths, stuttering beats and a motorik groove in what may arguably be one of the more dance floor friendly tracks they’ve released in some time; but underneath the swaggering surface is a trippy, kaleidoscopic vibe.

Co-directed by the members of POND and George Foster, the recently released visuals feature members of the band in gritty, Eastern European-like environs and stars Kirin  J. Callinan as a dancing cowboy — and naturally, it’s a trippy accompaniment to the song.

POND is currently touring to support the album throughout Australia and Southeast Asia; but they begin 2018 with a month-long North American tour that includes a January 11, 2018 stop at Warsaw. Check out tour dates below.

 

Live Dates: 
**NEW DATES IN BOLD**
SEP 22 – Corner Hotel – Melbourne, Australia
SEP 23 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, Australa
SEP 24 – The Triffid – Brisbane, Australia
NOV 15 – Space Odd – Tokyo, Japan
NOV 17 – The Wall – Taipei City, Taiwan
NOV 19 – Clockenflap – Kowloon, Hong Kong
NOV 21 – Nakarin Space – Bangkok, Thailand
NOV 23 – Esplanade Annexe – Singapore
NOV 24 – The Bee @ Publika – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
NOV 26 – The Pallas | Jakarta, Indonesia 
JAN 11 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
JAN 12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
JAN 13 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
JAN 15 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
JAN 16 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN
JAN 18 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
JAM 19 – White Oak – Houston, TX
JAN 20 – The Sidewinder – Austin, TX
JAN 22 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
JAN 23 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
JAN 24 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA 
JAN 29 | Laneway Festival – Auckland, New Zealand

 

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