The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #9 - Pond

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Pond

WHAT: Beard, Wives, Denim

WHEN: March 2012

WHERE: Modular Records

WHY: Is there an Australian equivalent of peyote? If so, that might partially explain Pond's Beard, Wives, Denim. A bit of a magical mystery tour, Pond gets a bit jammy, a bit glammy, a bit expansive, a bit celestial, and more than a bit out there. Sunshine supermen with a 70s slant, this band of Aussie space cadets comes across blissfully dazed and confused, daydream believers for the modern age. 

MY JAMS: "When It Explodes" "Sorry I Was Under The Sky" "Allergies" "You Broke My Cool" "Leisure Pony"


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