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Australia’s Pond to Land Psychedelic Spaceship at Gasa Gasa

Pond - Annie Lesser for LAist

The Australian psychedelic scene has bred some rising superheroes. The indie psyfunk kings from Pond, Tame Impala, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard all hail from the land down under. While most of the groups cross-pollinated with a few of their members, each emerged with their own distinct sound.

Next week, the members of Pond are bringing their critically acclaimed live performance to Gasa Gasa in Uptown. With experimental, electronic support from New York native Fascinator, this is sure to be a show you don’t want to miss. Fans of Foxygen, Thee Oh Sees or Ty Segall definitely shouldn’t sleep on this special performance.

The release of their latest album The Weather is still fresh from last year, but the Perth-based boys have been tearing it up since long before. Their debut album, Psychedelic Mango came out in 2009. On this album – as well as many of their future ones – you can hear the production signature of their fellow Aussie and good buddy Kevin Parker of Tame Impala. Since then they’ve churned out a new album nearly every year.

Their kaleidoscopic, synched-out rocker release from 2012 – Beard, Wives, Denim – gained them international ears. Later that year they completely sold out a national, headlining tour through their home country, then supported the Arctic Monkeys through their Australian tour in 2014. Eight performances at South by Southwest and their first U.S. tour later and a buzz was growing about the sunny, turbulent rockers.

With a blend of far out, extraterrestrial psych jams and solid rock and roll bones, the group has gained infamy as “one of the best live bands out there.” It’s clear why seeing as they’ve spent more than a decade playing together. Each album is a compact, funkadelic tour de force, but with its own personality.

The Weather was the group’s seventh album release and will be the focus of their second headlining tour through the States. Produced again by buddy Kevin Parker, their latest showcases some of their poppiest tunes to date. The hit single “Sweep Me Off My Feet” dares to take Pond in a potentially unknown dimension – radio friendly.

Stream the latest album from Pond below! Or grab your tickets to see them at Gasa Gasa on June 5 here. Doors open at 8.

 

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