Friday, May 21, 2010

Video: Pontiak - "Second Sun / Beach"

Pontiak dropped a new LP on Thrill Jockey this week, dubbed Living. I just picked up a vinyl copy of the record earlier this week, and from the first couple of spins I am already convinced this might be their best yet. From the super heavy low-end, to the haunting psychedelic soundscapes, to the blissful acoustic sonics that bridge it all together... this record is brilliantly dense in all the right ways.

While I'm still digesting Living, the band just released a video of two of the tracks, "Second Sun" and "Beaches". The cloudy ambient guitars of "Second Sun" is pictured with roads and greenery, while the psych folk of "Beaches" is played while the sun sets.

Pontiak are now finishing up a tour with Arbouretum, here's the itinerary.

May 20 2010 9:00P
Hideout with Arbouretum & Bitchin Bajas (CAVE) Chicago, Illinois, US
May 21 2010 9:00P
Bourbon Street with Arbouretum Columbus, Ohio, US
May 22 2010 8:00P
Secret Art Space with Arbouretum Bethlehem, Pennsylvan, US
May 23 2010 9:00P
Great Scott with Arbouretum & High Aura’d Boston, Massachuse, US
May 24 2010 9:00P
Santos Party House with Arbouretum & CoConuts New York, New York, US


Unknown said...

You mean your not gonna give me shows to go to tonight, on a friday?!?

Brett said...

ahhh, sorry! this album/video was just too rad not to post today!

tonight you can go see ak slaughter and cullen stalin at the ottobar, for free! also tonight another killer one with secret mountains, quilty, soft cat, happy family, matt bettine at f601.

and tomorrrow, go see dope body at Dionysus!

Unknown said...

Thanks man, good looks. Love the blog by the way. I used to have this whole bookmarks folder with every venue in Baltimore that I would regularly browse. But now I just find myself migrating here to find good shows, thanks for all your efforts.