Matt Pond PA plays the Casbah tonight as part of his 10 year Anniversary tour for his album “Several Arrows Later.”
When looking back at Matt Pond PA’s discography, I was surprised the prolific musician composed an LP every year from 2000 to 2007; mostly since I wish he toured every year to celebrate each of those albums. He did that last year with my favorite album, "Emblems", at the Soda Bar. Despite a frustratingly chatty crowd, the band played each song from that album with nuance and warmth that is borne from the years playing them. "Several Arrows Later", released in 2005, is a similarly beloved album and was the fifth (!) of the seven albums he eventually released in that span. Years as a touring artist wears down even the most energetic of acts, but leave it to the quieter indie rock of Matt Pond PA to continue to fill a club with exuberant melodies night after night. It doesn’t seem like his quiver will ever run out of arrows.
Go see Matt Pond PA now at the Casbah, 21+, tickets are $14 at the door. Young Buffalo and Shawn Alpay are opening (opened?).