Matt Pond Announces Summer Tour Dates; Stream Matt Pond’s Cover Of Steve Nicks’ “Wild Heart” At The AV Club

By on April 21, 2013

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The AV Club has premiered Matt Pond’s cover of the title track from Stevie Nick’s classic album “Wild Heart.” The track was produced by Chris Hansen and features background vocals by Terri Gamble. The song is available to post and share via The AV Club or Soundcloud. On the heels of a successful winter tour, Matt Pond has announced a summer tour in support of his critically acclaimed new album, The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand out now on BMG. Relix raved, “Hints of American music icons Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty jump out (as do power-poppers Big Star), but really, the ten tracks remain Pond’s singular vision developed over years of experimentation.” Additionally All Music Guide said, “Lives is a collection of hopeful, almost wonderstruck looks at the human condition, delivered with enough tasteful and catchy hooks to make it one of the best albums in an already lengthy career from this seasoned indie troubadour.”


For Record Store Day (Saturday, April 20), Matt Pond and Chris Hansen will be performing a special stripped down set at Park Ave in Orlando at 7pm. Matt Pond’s upcoming summer tour will begin on June 27 and make stops in the South and Midwest. Matt Pond’s touring band is now comprised of longtime collaborator Chris Hansen along with newcomers Tierney Tough, Rawnson Forpah and Tre Hester. The Owl Magazine caught the band’s show at Los Angeles’ Echoplex and said, “the cohesive collection of musical talent in these five musicians is undeniable.”


The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand is an ode to the bittersweet reality that we are human, we are finite, and we are flawed. “Matt Pond worked with [Chris] Hansen to give his folk-tinged chamber pop a more a percussive impact,” Magnet said. “The arrangements are more straightforward, even as their sonic environments are more expansive and nuanced.” The album sees Pond exploring new territory, but doing it in his unique way. While “Love to Get Used” is a playful departure from what we’ve seen before, “Hole in My Heart” strips down the frivolities and formalities that water down most songs about heartbreak, leaving a chillingly accurate, almost childlike description of the pain it causes. When times are tough though, art flourishes, and The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand is a demonstration of how an artist can transcend. “Someday I’ll stop breathing,” he says, “but I’ll never stop singing.”


Matt Pond Tour Dates


04.20 – Orlando, FL @ Park Ave (Matt Pond & Chris Hansen Record Store Day performance)

06.27 – Dallas, TX @ Belmont Hotel           

06.28 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Live Oak Music Hall

06.29 – Austin, TX @ The Parish           

06.30 – Norman, OK @ Opolis Production                       

07.01 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird           

07.02 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge           

07.03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club           

07.06 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt           

07.07 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree           

07.08 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL           

07.10 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s           

07.11 – Orlando, FL @ The Social           


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.