Sessions, which is slated for release on Friday November 8 via Spinning Top / Caroline, was recorded by the band in between dates on their recent European tour. Inspired by live Peel Sessions from the likes of LCD Soundsystem and New Order, Sessions features an assortment of fan favourites, deep cuts and fresh material from the band’s recent records performed live to act as a snapshot of the dynamic Aussie band thriving in their prime.
In a statement supporting the record’s announcement, multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson explained that “We wanted to capture how the band has been playing live lately and commit that to tape while we were in the middle of a long tour.As you play the same song for years, or even as a single tour rolls on, the way you play the songs mutates. Little inflections and fills become part of the song, and the structures and even the overall feeling and intent of the songs change.”
To promote the release of the record, Pond have shared a live version of the frenetic Psychedelic Mango cut ‘Don’t Look At The Sun (Or You’ll Go Blind)’ – a longstanding live favourite for many fans that stems back to the band’s debut ten years ago. Listen to it below – we can’t wait to hear this record in full.