Stream: “Take Me With You” via Baeble Music or SoundCloud
Watch: “More No More” lyric video via Paste Magazine or YouTube
Matt Pond PA’s new album The State Of Gold will be released June 30 on the newly relaunched Doghouse Records, the label known for introducing such artists as The Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music and Say Anything. Baeble Music premiered “Take Me With You” from The State Of Gold. Matt Pond says, “Last year, I made it from Oakland all the way back to Bearsville, NY. Crossing the country, I watched those shaky vows of feigned love fall down around me like ruins. Once I hit the east coast, the songs started flooding from my mind. There’s nothing like an incontinent mind. It’s strange how much the natural world can bring me back to life. Sometimes I see us all as variations of Frankenstein’s monster, trying to get back into warmth of the world. ‘Take Me With You’ refers to the shared rope I imagine we climb out of our separate darknesses, into the blast of light.
Earlier this spring NPR premiered “The State Of Gold Pt. 2” on their All Songs Considered Show.NPR said, “After suffering an epic bout of writer’s block, songwriter Matt Pond exiled himself to a winter cabin in Bearsville, New York, where his creativity was finally awakened. “The State of Gold, Pt. 2,” is celebratory yet wistful.” Additionally, Paste Magazine shared a lyric video from the album’s lead track “More No More” which features Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds and Matt Iwanusa of Caveman in the recording. The State Of Gold is available for pre-order now via iTunes. Fans that pre-order the album through iTunes will receive an instant download of the album’s lead track “More No More.”
Matt Pond says, “One day in January of 2014, during our final session in the Bearsville cabin where we’ve written and recorded scores of songs over the years, the afternoon sunlight suddenly blew my mind. It shot between the trees, off the snowy ground of the pine forest, through the icicles of the overhanging eaves and down across the floor to my feet.