Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 2: Matt Pond

photos by Dave Lichterman (see full set)

With 9 LPs under his belt as part of the group Matt Pond PA, Matt Pond has dropped the “PA” to undertake a solo career. This East Coast born-and-raised singer/songwriter began playing music during college and eventually scored gigs opening for bands like Bikini Kill and Superchunk. While his debut solo album , The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand, isn’t a drastic departure from his previous work with Matt Pond PA, the tracks are bright and poppy, revitalizing Pond’s individual sound and setting him apart from the “PA.”


Opening with “Let Me Live,” the first track from The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand, Matt Pond and his four bandmates filled the auditorium with enthusiastic sound. While Matt Pond is currently touring behind his new solo act, he didn’t shy away from playing older Matt Pond PA tracks like “So Much Trouble,” and “Starting.” PA co-frontman Chris Hansen even took center stage with Pond.

Pond, excited about his flashy new python covered amp, closed with a Matt Pond PA song, “Love To Get Used.” While he claimed that as musicians he and his band live for just the one resounding shout of “woo,” Pond’s performance collected a chorus of cheers from their audience.


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