Matt Pond’s The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand Streaming Now

By on January 29, 2013

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Matt Pond is set to release The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand via BMG on February 5. The album is available now for pre-order and Paste is running an exclusive album stream a week before street date. Additionally, on February 7 Matt Pond will be the musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Matt Pond announced a winter tour in support of his forthcoming album. The band will tour across North America supporting Jukebox The Ghost. The tour will make stops in all major cities including New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C. and more. 

 

With the new album, Matt Pond is stepping forward with striking honesty and humbling optimism and delivers his strongest work to date. And with this transformative record comes some distinct changes – removing the ‘PA’ that has accompanied his name for nearly a decade, his first official ‘solo’ release, and partnering with new label and longtime publishing partner, BMG.

 

Lives is an upbeat antidote to the pessimistic shift in the collective consciousness. It’s an ode to the bittersweet reality that we are human, we are finite, and we are flawed. Matt gets to the core of his own humanity, and we can’t help but listen intently to see what he finds. The album’s first single “Love to Get Used,” is a notably playful departure from what we’ve seen before.” Let’s hang on to abandon and hope we lose control” Pond insists in the uptempo indie-pop track, “to be out in the open baby and let go of the ropes.” While “Hole in My Heart” strips down the frivolities and formalities that water down most songs about heartbreak, leaving us with 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 in how Pond is transcended by his art. “Someday I’ll stop breathing,” he says, “but I’ll never stop singing.”

 

02.01 – Charleston, SC @ The Tin Roof 

02.02 – Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother Backstage  

02.04 – Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki

02.07 – Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern *

02.08 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *

02.09 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *

02.10 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Cafe *

02.12 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Theatre *

02.13 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s *

02.14 – Columbus, OH@ Wexner Center *

02.15 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird *

02.17 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *

02.18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [Purgatory] *

02.19 – Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar *

02.20 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *

02.22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston [Bronze Peacock] *

02.23 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr. *

02.24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *

02.26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *

02.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

03.01 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55

03.02 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop *

03.03 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *

03.04 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic *

03.05 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *

03.08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *

03.09 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *

03.10 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *

03.11 – Toronto, ONT @ Horseshoe Tavern #

03.13 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt #

03.14 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #

03.15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #

03.16 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club #

 

* = w/ Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond & Lighthouse and the Whaler

# = w/ Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond & The Spring Standards

 

For more info, please visit:

 

http://www.mattpondpa.com/

DaveHHM

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.

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