Cousin band of Tame Impala, Pond has released a trippy rock anthem known as “Xanman”. The Aussie rock band flexes their psych-rock muscles in a jam that has a way of washing over your mind no matter how many times it’s spun. I’m up to about twelve and seem to enjoy it more and more each time. This song is absolute brain candy.
The whole track revolves around one gut-busting bass riff that disappears at times only to return with more oomph each time. Messy layers of reverb, distortion, and fuzz drip off the song like an ice cream cone melting in the summer heat. Clocking in at nearly 6 minutes long, “Xanman” has the freedom to puff it chest out a bit and get wild with it’s song structures which results in one crazy ride.
“Xanman” is the first track off of Pond‘s upcoming Hobo Rocket which is released in the US on August 6th, which is my birthday. Happy b-day me! Check out the song below. Please put on your nicest headphones though before listening, it’s worth it. This is not a song to listen to through Apple earbuds or the whopping .000034 decibels that trickle out of your computer speakers.