Beard, Wives, Denim

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Beard, Wives, Denim
Pond Beard, Wives, Denim cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released2 March 2012
RecordedApril, 2010
Zampatti Farm, Eagle Bay, Western Australia
November, 2010
Pond's tour bus, United States
GenrePsychedelic rock, psychedelic pop, neo-psychedelia, alternative rock
LabelModular Recordings
ProducerKevin Parker
Pond chronology
Beard, Wives, Denim
Hobo Rocket
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
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(7.0/10)[3]

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.


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 Allbrook4:00
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:54:40


  • 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


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


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