matt pond PA
Moving Panoramas, Drew O'Doherty
Thu, December 8, 2016
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm
This event is 18 and over
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Time passed; the film flickered but mostly stayed static until he first put the headphones over his ears and listened to ELO. It was a lightening-bolt- for-one in Philadelphia, back in ’98. “The strings say everything.” That’s when the electronic orchestration took over. The songs wouldn’t stop, reinforced by a battered Les Paul, open-tuned into a dirty dulcimer.
From Philly, he took a Greyhound north and moved to New York. The song “New Hampshire” was written in an empty NYU apartment and would later show up through hand-covered eyes on The O.C. The next year there would be an appearance on Conan, followed by tours with Liz Phair, Ted Leo, Gomez, Rocky Votolato, Nickel Creek, Winter Sleep, Jimmy Eat World. Then on to headlining shows across the country, wildly swerving through the night and living out the cliched beauty expected of an upstanding rock and roll musician.
With a shifting cast of band members through the years, eleven full-length albums and countless EPs and singles to his name, Matt Pond eludes characterization in a way that is both unpresuming and larger than life. With longtime collaborator Chris Hansen on guitar and at the production helm, core band member Shawn Alpay’s cello and string arrangements, and contributions by an always notable assemblage of singers and musicians, Pond keeps building on a storyline whose conclusion, while unknown, is undeniably his own.
It all began in Brooklyn, where Leslie was living while playing in The Wooden Birds. She came back to her home state of Texas to be closer to her family after surviving a series of life-changing traumatic events. Picking up the pieces, she took a job teaching music in Austin. Playing music on a daily basis helped save her, writing an array of healing tunes that became the debut LP titled One, recorded with Louie Lino at Resonate in Austin and released on Austin's Modern Outsider Records in October 2015. A split single is in the works for release early next year, as well as a sophomore LP.
The Houston Press calls Moving Panoramas, "The best band in Texas right now." The Austin Chronicle describes them as, "Conjuring a big yet intimate sound reminiscent of Nineties output from Brit indie 4AD." PopMatterscompares the music to Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, and The Aislers Set saying, "Austin-based band Moving Panoramas waste no time creating a niche for themselves within that style on their debut album One." NPR's Songs We Love says, "The ingredients and the sentiment might be simple, but the outcome is disarmingly complex." KCRW's Today's Top Tune says, "Moving Panoramas have been honing an expansive sound that is rooted in slithering guitar-work and crisp vocals." BrooklynVegan says, "Austin's Moving Panoramas make hazy psych pop with the kind of intricate harmonies that instantly elevate things a couple inches off the ground." The Guardian's New Band of the Week says, "They're in Warpaint's ballpark, or Best Coast's hazy dream pop territory, and are most likely to make Theresa Wayman and co jealous." Tom Tom Magazine says, "In a place like Austin that is bursting at the seams with music, Moving Panoramas is definitely one of the city's bands to keep your eye on."
In addition to Moving Panoramas, Leslie also plays solo and leads a country band called The Rated Exes. Her history includes time in The Wooden Birds, Matt Pond PA, Western Keys, Black Lipstick, Black Forest Fire, Pavo, Aero Wave, and Tanworth-in-Arden, with guest performances for American Analog Set, Windsor for the Derby, Rhythm of Black Lines, Mark Gardener of Ride, Dan Mangan, John Wesley Coleman, and Broken Social Scene. She toured as crew for Vampire Weekend, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, and Sons and Daughters.
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