Beard, Wives, Denim

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Beard, Wives, Denim
Pond Beard, Wives, Denim cover.jpg
Studio album by Pond
Released 2 March 2012
Recorded April, 2010
Zampatti Farm, Eagle Bay, Western Australia
November, 2010
Pond's tour bus, United States
Genre Psychedelic rock, psychedelic pop, neo-psychedelia, alternative rock
Length 54:39
Label Modular Recordings
Producer Kevin Parker
Pond chronology
Frond
(2010)
Beard, Wives, Denim
(2012)
Hobo Rocket
(2013)
Singles from Beard, Wives, Denim
  1. "Fantastic Explosion of Time"
    Released: 18 January 2012
  2. "Moth Wings"
    Released: 3 February 2012
  3. "You Broke My Cool"
    Released: 17 April 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
NME(9/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media(7.0/10)[3]
Uncut(8/10)[4]

Beard, Wives, Denim is the fourth album by Australian psychedelic rock band Pond, released by Modular Recordings on 2 March 2012 in Australia. Most of the recording was done over two weeks at Zampatti Farm, Eagle Bay, Western Australia in 2010, which is pictured on the album cover.

Background[edit]

While it's the fourth album released overall by Pond, Beard, Wives, Denim was released to more critical acclaim and received more mainstream attention than past efforts. Earlier albums featured a more experimental sound and improvisational aspect to them, whereas Beard, Wives, Denim honed in on more typical rock music structure, albeit with mid-song jams remaining intact.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Beard, Wives, Denim
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Fantastic Explosion of Time"Jay Watson & Nick AllbrookNick Allbrook4:25
2."When It Explodes"Joseph Ryan & Nick AllbrookNick Allbrook5:23
3."Elegant Design"Jay WatsonNick Allbrook & Jay Watson4:07
4."Sorry I Was Under the Sky"Joseph Ryan & Nick AllbrookJoseph Ryan2:46
5."Sun and Sea and You"Nick AllbrookNick Allbrook3:59
6."Allergies"PondJay Watson4:25
7."You Broke My Cool"Nick AllbrookNick Allbrook3:48
8."Moth Wings"Jay WatsonNick Allbrook & Jay Watson3:21
9."Leisure Pony"PondJay Watson3:27
10."Mystery"Jay WatsonJay Watson4:07
11."Dig Brother"Joseph RyanJoseph Ryan4:38
12."Eye Pattern Blindness"Jay Watson & Joseph RyanNick Allbrook & Jay Watson5:56
13."Moreno's Blend"Joseph RyanJoseph Ryan4:13
Total length:54:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Nick "Paisley Adams" Allbrook – vocals, flute, keys, guitar, slide guitar, bass & occasional drums
  • Jay "Wesley Goldtouch/Wirey B. Buddah" Watson – vocals, guitar, keys, synth, backing vocals & occasional drums
  • Joseph "Shoseph Orion McJam" Ryan – vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar, bass & backing vocals
  • Jamie Terry – keys, organ & bass
  • Kevin "Kaykay Sorbet" Parker – drums

Credits[edit]

  • Kevin Parker – producer and mastering
  • Rob Grant – mixer and mastering
  • Sam Ford – engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ NME review
  3. ^ Pitchfork review
  4. ^ Uncut Review
  5. ^ "Pitchfork review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 October 2012.