Matt Pond traces his obsession with beautifully arranged pop songs to a 1998 encounter with ELO on his headphones. Now, nearly twenty years and 12 records later, that discovery remains a guiding principle for Matt Pond PA. On his latest, Still Summer, Matt Pond uses this experience with electronic orchestration to full effect on songs like “Still Summer”, while the years of songwriting help produce beautifully nuanced lyrics and arrangements in tunes like “Canada”. Matt Pond swung through Studio 1A with the full band before playing The Sidewinder. Listen to that session in the player at the bottom of the post!
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