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    Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:29:17

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    Matt Pond -no longer matt pond PA- has teamed up with NoiseTrade to release an acoustic EP titled, The Natural Lines. The EP features three tracks from the forthcoming album, The Lives Inside the Lines In Your Hand out February 5 and a cover of The Thermals "Pillar of Salt." The EP is available as a stream and a free download by going noisetrade.com.

    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 Hands is a demonstration in how Pond is transcended by his art. "Someday I'll stop breathing," he says, "but I'll never stop singing."

    Tour Dates:

    02.01 - Charleston, SC @ The Tin Roof
    02.02 - Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother Backstage
    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 *
    03.02 - San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop / Rickshaw Stop *
    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

    Will you be downloading the free EP or seeing Matt Pond on tour?

    —Carly Costello
    01.08.13



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