We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Matt Pond PA’s new music video for his song “The Full Stop” (watch it below). The track is taken from his forthcoming album Still Summer, which was released through 131 Records. You can pre-order the album here.
Matt Pond commented on the video:
“Topless lip-syncing isn’t an undertaking I ever thought I’d put on my resume.
But we wanted to convey a genuine sense of intimacy with this short musical film. So we tried to choreograph and communicate with honest, true exposure. (I sincerely felt exposed.)
In these instances, it’s about belief. Belief in the lyrics, belief in love and belief in your costar.
Danielle Guldin came through. She was totally sincere. And for a few fleeting moments, we may have actually been in love. Jesse and Jamie Dufault shot the footage, with Chris Hansen flicking lights and flooding my bedroom with smoke. All of them shouting at me, all of them laughing at me. A classic in the long list of life’s worthwhile humiliations.”
Still Summer is MPPA’s 12th full-length album and the second Pond release under his independent label, 131 Records. On this album Pond features the likes of Laura Stevenson, Laura Burhenn, Caroline Reese and Anya Marina. And of course there’s the co-pilots, Chris Hansen, Shawn Alpay, Mel Guerison and Kyle Kelly-Yahner, right there with him.
Along with Winter Lives, released in December 2016 by 131 Records, Still Summer will be the last album Pond releases as Matt Pond PA. Over time, a new track or take will be added to each – this is the never-ending conclusion of Matt Pond PA’s strange musical tour.
There will be more music. Yet the serious ones say summer only lasts so long. Soon there will be different titles, unfamiliar names, unforeseen sounds associated with Matt Pond. As if the beginning and the end were one and the same.
09.21 – Lancaster, PA @ Tellus 360
09.22 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
09.23 – Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space
09.24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09.25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
09.28 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
09.29 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
09.30 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10.01 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10.02 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10.04 – Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel
10.05 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
10.06 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
10.07 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide Bar
10.08 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10.09 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
10.12 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10.13 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
10.14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle