Matt Pond PA – I Thought You Were Sleeping / This Is Not the Green Fury


ARTIST: Matt Pond PA                                                                               220px-Matt_Pond_PA_I_Thought_You_Were_Sleeping_EP

TITLE: I Thought You Were Sleeping / This Is Not the Green Fury



SINGLES: These were EPs


LINEUP: Matt Pond, Steve Gunn, Brian McTear, Brendan Kilroy, Mike Kennedy; then Jim Kehoe, Matt Raisch, Josh Kramer, Brian McTear, Matt Poind, and Brendan Kilroy, and strings a plenty on both.

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Two EPs released by the prolific songwriter and his group to tide people over between albums.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: If you have good music ready to go, why not release it, especially if it doesn’t quite fir in a new album. Well, that’s the modus operandi for Matt Pond and his group (Matt Pond PA). 220px-Matt_Pond_PA_This_Is_Not_The_Green_Fury_EP

These are two separate EPs released in 2001, and on these, Pond’s chamber-rock sounds familiar even as he changes things up a bit (with a great guitar riff on “Put Your Hair Down” and about as high energy as he can get it “St. Andrews”). There’s some nice percussion work on “A List of Sound” – someone seemingly double-timing a cymbal.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: The group started a recording contract with Polyvinyl after the first EP.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No, I’m cheating and jamming two EPs together for a review, so I guess that’s deluxe

GRADE: B+: Two EPs of good material that didn’t quite fit, or he was impatient to release, is a bonus for us.

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