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POND look to the past and envision the future on new video for 30,000 Megatons

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Anticipation is building for the new POND record. Last year they blew us away with the oracular Sweep Me Off My Feet and their slyly dropped single 30,000 Megatons. 

Then a few weeks back they announced the details for The Weather – their first LP since 2015’s Man It Feels Like Space Again which is due out 5th of May and was produced by Kevin Parker and have followed the news with brand new video.

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POND drop riotous and illusively political video for 30,000 Megatons – the second taste of new album The Weather, due out in May!

The video for 30,000 Megatons was directed by British documentary videographer and photographer Ashley Rommelrath whose experience with found footage and projections of reality shine through POND’s stark political imagery.

The video features of crowds and riots, festivals and protests (with a few references to Donald Trump and Mike Pence), and assorted Australian imagery and pop culture references. As the song climax the video comes to a startling halt, fading away to a shot of a mushroom cloud blooming skyward.

It’s a fitting clip for POND’s most thought-provoking work to date, one that reflects a few of the hints the band given away about their new record being their most mature to date.

From a previous press release: “Where 2015’s Man, It Feels Like Space Again was a considered yet raw take on their garage-inflected psyche, The Weather is an ambitious, technicolor odyssey which feels like POND’s coming of age.”

“It’s a concept album, not completely about Perth, but focusing on all the weird contradictory things that make up a lot of colonial cities around the world,” POND frontman Nick Allbrook also said in a press release. “Laying out all the dark things underneath the shimmering exterior of cranes, development, money and white privilege. It’s not our place, but it is our place. British, but Australian, but not REAL Australian. On the edge of the world with a hell of a lot of fucked things defining our little city, still we try and live a wholesome respectful life, while being inherently disrespectful. At the end of all this confusion in our weird little white antipodean world, there’s the beach, purity and nature that brings us all together.”

Dunno about you guys but we can’t fucking wait for this album.

30,000 Megatons is the opening track from, The Weather, which is out May 5th via Marathon Artists.

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February 3, 2017