DT: JULY 31, 2012
FR: LIBBY COFFEY/MITCH SCHNEIDER–MSO
ATLANTA INDIE ROCKERS RELEASE ‘POOL PARTY’
TODAY VIA NEW WEST RECORDS
SELECTED AS ITUNES SINGLE OF THE WEEK
Pictured above, PONDEROSA.
“Pool Party is a summer album in more ways than one. Forget the timing alone; this is the album that will make you crave the long, lazy nights and hot sticky days long after the heat has retreated. Pool Party is a series of sleepy ballads drenched in the nostalgia of our youth. Its lyrics are brimming with former loves and faded memories, and with every new song it ticks off yet another experience many have known.”
–Paste, Megan Farokmanesh, (8.6 out of 10 review, 7/31/12)
Indie rockers PONDEROSA have released their new album POOL PARTY–out today, July 31 on New West Records. In a CD review, Paste magazine hailed, “’Navajo,’ the debut single, is more than the album’s first breakout song. It’s indie rock at its finest. Instantly interesting and catchy to boot, ‘Navajo’ is a track you’ll want to spend some time with.” Today, the song was just selected as the “iTunes Single Of The Week” http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/navajo-single/id546408688?ign-mpt=uo%3D4.
The Atlanta quintet PONDEROSA–KALEN NASH (lead vocals, JOHN DANCE (keyboards/vocals), JONATHAN HALL (bass/vocals, KRIS SAMPSON (lead guitar) and DARREN DODD (drums)–are currently in the midst of in-store performances at boutique record shops around the U.S. See remaining shows below and expect the group to announce a U.S. tour soon.
Check out what critics are saying about PONDEROSA’s POOL PARTY:
“A dark groove haunts the soaring chorus and chiming guitars on this track from the rock quintet’s Pool Party.”
-Edna Gundersen, USA Today, re first single “Navajo,” (6/19/12)
“…southern gothic dream pop…”
–Steve Leggett, ALL MUSIC (7/31/2012)
“…expansive, celestial sonic quadrants. Soaring, interstellar harmonies, booming drums, spatial textures, offbeat tangents and reverb aplenty are a few of their newfound traits on full display for the new elpee, which brings them closer in approach to that of groups like Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket and Athens’ Futurebirds.”
– Jeff Clark, STOMP AND STAMMER (5/28/12)
Catch PONDEROSA on their U.S. in store performance run, dates below:
|US IN-STORE TOUR|
|Tues||7/31||Nashville, TN||Grimey’s New & Preloved Music||6:00 PM|
|Wed||8/1||Nashville, TN||Mercy Lounge||9:00 PM|
|Thurs||8/2||Louisville,KY||Uncle Slayton’s||8:00 PM|
|Fri||8/3||Knoxville, TN||Disc Exchange||6:00 PM|
|Sat||8/4||Atlanta, GA||Criminal Records||TBA|
Ponderosa (Group photo): http://msopr.com/files/pon-1374-300dpi-small.jpg
Ponderosa Pool Party, album artwork: http://msopr.com/files/ponderosa-_ac.jpg
Ponderosa Album listening on Paste magazine: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2012/07/album-stream-ponderosa—pool-party.html
Ponderosa’s “Get A Gun” on NPR “All Song’s Considered”: http://www.npr.org/2012/07/10/156516525/this-weeks-mix-dinosaur-jr-returns-dark-metal-from-baroness-son-lux-and-more?ps=mh_frimg1
Ponderosa “Black Hill Smoke” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyaWtsbE3A0
Ponderosa online highlights: http://newwestrecords.com/pages/ponderosa-highlights
Pictured above, Cover artwork for ‘Pool Party’.
For PONDEROSA publicity in the U.S., contact: MSO–818-380-0400
Libby Coffey/x224, LCoffey@msopr.com