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Treasure Island Festival 2018 Lineup - Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, and More

October San Francisco Festival Also Features A$AP Rocky, Lord Huron, Jungle, Santigold, U.S. Girls, Moses Sumney, Soccer Mommy, and More

May 16, 2018

San Francisco's Treasure Island Music Festival took a year off in 2017 to find a new festival site. Now it's back, this time at Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park as opposed to the titular Treasure Island. The two-day festival goes down October 13-14. More

Melody’s Echo Chamber Shares New Song “Desert Horse”

Bon Voyage Due Out June 15 via Fat Possum; Features Members of Dungen, The Amazing, and Pond

May 15, 2018

Melody's Echo Chamber, the project of French musician Melody Prochet, is releasing her long-awaited second album, Bon Voyage, on June 15 via Fat Possum. Now she has shared another song from the album, "Desert Horse." More

Melody’s Echo Chamber Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Breathe In, Breathe Out”

Bon Voyage Due Out June 15 via Fat Possum; Features Members of Dungen, The Amazing, and Pond

Apr 03, 2018

Melody's Echo Chamber, the project of French musician Melody Prochet, has officially announced her long-awaited second album, Bon Voyage, and shared a video for its first single, "Breathe In, Breathe Out." More

Sasquatch! 2018 Line-up: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, and More

Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 28) in Quincy, Washington

Feb 05, 2018

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2018 festival, their 17th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 - 28) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. The lineup includes Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, TV On The Radio, Tune-Yards, Wolf Parade, Japandroids, Big Thief, Perfume Genius, Japanese Breakfast, Benjamin Clementine, Phoebe Bridgers, Algiers, Pond, and others. More

GUM (Jay Watson of Tame Impala and POND) Announces New Album, Shares Two Songs

The Underdog Due Out April 6 via Spinning Top Music, Listen to "The Underdog" and "S.I.A."

Feb 02, 2018

GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson, who's a member of both Tame Impala and POND. The Australian psych-pop musician has announced a new GUM album, The Underdog, and shared two songs from it, title track "The Underdog" and "S.I.A."  More

Governors Ball 2018 Announces Lineup Featuring Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus Wolf Alice, Eminem, Cut Copy, Margo Price, Alvvays, Moses Sumney, Dirty Projectors, and Others

Jan 03, 2018

Governors Ball has announced the lineup for their 2018 festival, which goes down in New York City's Randall's Island Park the weekend of June 1 - 3. The headliners are Eminem (also announced as a Coachella headliner today), Jack White, Travis Scott, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  More

Sep 22, 2017

Australian psych-rockers POND released a new albumThe Weather, back in May via Marathon Artists. The album was produced by Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker. Now they have shared a video for "Colder Than Ice." More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Slowdive, Perfume Genius, POND, Mac DeMarco, and More

Plus The Afghan Whigs, Blondie, Black Lips, Fazerdaze, and Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel

May 05, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Apr 21, 2017

Australian psych-rockers POND are releasing a new albumThe Weather, on May 5 via Marathon Artists. The album is produced by Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker.  More

Watch: POND - “The Weather” Video

The Weather Due Out May 5 via Marathon Artists

Apr 10, 2017

Australian psych-rockers POND are releasing a new albumThe Weather, on May 5 via Marathon Artists. The album is produced by Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker. Previously the band shared "Sweep Me Off My Feet," as well as a video for the song, a video for album opener "30000 Megatons," and the audio for title track "The Weather." More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Kirin J Callinan Shares Mockumentary Starring Mac DeMarco, Mark Ronson, and Weyes Blood

Video Also Features Jack Black, Tame Impala's Jay Watson, Sebastien Tellier, and More

Mar 29, 2017

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan has shared a funny mockumentary video about his song "Telling Me This." It features Mac DeMarco, Mark Ronson, Weyes Blood, Jack Black, Jay Watson (Tame Impala, Gum, POND), Sebastien Tellier, Ladyhawke, and others. More

Listen: POND - “The Weather”

The Weather Due Out May 5 via Marathon Artists

Mar 21, 2017

Australian psych-rockers POND are releasing a new albumThe Weather, on May 5 via Marathon Artists. More

POND Share “30000 Megatons” Video and Announce U.S. Tour Dates

The Weather Due Out May 5 via Marathon Artists

Feb 02, 2017

Australian psych-rockers POND are releasing a new albumThe Weather, on May 5 via Marathon Artists. The album is produced by Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker. Previously the band shared "Sweep Me Off My Feet," as well as a video for the song. More

Jan 25, 2017

Back in October Australian psych-rockers POND shared a brand new song, "Sweep Me Off My Feet," which was produced by Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker.  More

GUM (Jay Watson of Tame Impala and POND) Announces New Album, Shares “Gemini”

Flash in the Pan Due Out November 11 via Spinning Top Music

Nov 04, 2016

GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson, who's a member of both Tame Impala and POND. The Australian psych-pop musician has just announced a new GUM album. It's almost a surprise release, as it's due out next Friday, November 11, via Spinning Top Music. More

Oct 07, 2016

Australian psych-rockers POND have shared a brand new song, "Sweep Me Off My Feet." Frontman Nick Allbrook used to play bass in Tame Impala and now Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker has returned the favor and produced their new song. More

Listen: Pond - “Zond” Video

Four Words: Crotch Hot Dog Xylophone

Jan 13, 2015

Later this month Tame Impala's fellow pysch-rock compatriots Pond will release their brand new LP, Man It Feels Like Space AgainMore

Watch: Pond – “Sitting up on our Crane” Video

Man It Feels Like Space Again is Out Jan 27

Dec 17, 2014

On Jan 27, Tame Impala side project Pond will release their sophomore album Man It Feels Like Space Again More

Oct 20, 2014

Made up of former and current members of Tame Impala, Australia psychedelic outfit Pond will release a brand new album called Man It Feels Like Space Again in January, the follow-up to their 2013 LP Hobo Rocket. More

Jul 29, 2013

On Aug. 6 Australia-based psyche-rock ensemble Pond will release their fifth studio album Hobo Rocket in the U.S. More

May 15, 2013

As previously reported, Perth, Australia-based psyche-rock ensemble Pond will soon release their fifth album, Hobo Rocket. More

Listen: Pond - “Giant Tortoise”

New Album Hobo Rocket Out This Spring

Feb 01, 2013

Later this spring Australian psych-rock band Pond (who share three members with the similiarly veined Tame Impala, including frontman Kevin Parker on drums) will release their fifth full-length album Hobo Rocket on Modular Recordings. More


Interviews

2017 Artist Survey: Nick Allbrook of POND

Allbrook on the "Me Too" Movement and Sexual Harassment, Donald Trump, and Professional Regrets

Jan 23, 2018

For Under the Radar's 15th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2017 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

POND

Lords of Dullsville

Jun 06, 2017

Nick Allbrook's large, very round eyes blink questioningly into the screen. He's looking to connect on FaceTime, but it feels like he's searching for himself.  More

Pond

Untamed

Oct 17, 2013

The past 18 months or so have been busy for Australian psychedelic rock band Pond. The band has released two albums in that timeMarch 2012's Beard, Wives, Denim and this August's Hobo Rocketwith a third one, Man, It Feels Like Space Again, due out in 2014. More


Reviews

The Weather

The Weather

Marathon Artists

May 04, 2017

Australian psych-rockers POND have often been seen as Tame Impala's slightly weirder, more unruly younger brother. Their sense of humor, compounded with the almost unhinged performances that popped up on albums like 2015's Man, It Feels Like Space Again, ensured that POND had a personality that set them apart.  More

Man, It Feels Like Space Again

Man, It Feels Like Space Again

Caroline

Jan 26, 2015

Six albums into their career, Pond is still known by most as that other psych-rock band from Australia.  More

Hobo Rocket

Hobo Rocket

Modular

Aug 08, 2013

Pond's Hobo Rocket is an exercise in organized chaos. When the band organizes its classic rock tendencies, hammering down power chords and feeding a hunger for severe fuzzy guitar freakouts, it makes for a perfect storm. Here, the '70s merge with today, creating timeless songs that get inside your head. More

Beard, Wives, Denim

Beard, Wives, Denim

Modular

Mar 08, 2012

Pondnot to be confused with the great grunge-era group of the same nameshare a few members with Tame Impala, and that fact alone probably gives you a few (safe) assumptions. Indeed, this stuff is soaked in the same psychedelic sunshine; the same throwback, compression-heavy recording flavor; and the same fuzz guitar as their Perth, Australia sister band.  More