POND Announce New Album ‘Stung!’, Share “(I’m) Stung”

POND Announce New Album 'Stung!', Share "(I'm) Stung"

Australian psych pop/psych rock band POND have announced the release of their tenth studio album ‘Stung!‘. They have also shared their new single “(I’m) Stung“.

The album will be out on June 21 via Spinning Top Records and is inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk and Prince’s Sign ‘O’ the Times, the band say this is more of a loose, free-wheeling affair than previous records. Pre-order your copy here.

Of the new single, frontman Nick Allbrook says: “I wrote most of this while mowing someone’s lawn,” says . “I went home and put my fingers on the piano and pretty much played the base of it first go. This is a very rare and special treat and buoyed me for weeks. It’s funny because I had a mad crush on someone, and they dropped me like a sack of shit and this song just flew down and clocked me right in the forehead and I felt totally better. Then Gin and Gum added all their magic – cool sounds, passing chords…It’s about being totally pathetically stung by someone and just having to be cool with it being unrequited. Being resilient, accepting that you are a bit of a goose, but life goes on.”

Check out “(I’m) Stung” below, followed by the album’s tracklist.

POND Stung! Tracklisting:

  1. Constant Picnic
  2. (I’m) Stung
  3. Neon River
  4. So Lo
  5. Black Lung
  6. Sunrise For The Lonely
  7. Elf Bar Blues
  8. Edge of the World Pt. 3
  9. Stars In Silken Sheets
  10. Boys Don’t Crash
  11. O, UV Ray
  12. Last Elvis
  13. Elephant Gun
  14. Fell From Grace With The Sea
POND Upcoming Tour Dates

01 – Nashville, TN, The Basement East
02 – Asheville, NC, The Orange Peel
03 – Atlanta, GA, Shaky Knees Festival
07 – Austin, TX, Mohawk
08 – Houston,TX, White Oak Music Hall
09 – Dallas, TX, Trees
11 – Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
12 – Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court Block Party
15 – Oakland, CA, The New Parish
16 – Los Angeles, CA, Lodge Room
17 – San Diego, CA, The Observatory North Park
18 – Santa Ana, CA, The Observatory OC

Photo by Michael Tartaglia