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New York Time covers Bardo Pond

By April 3, 2017 February 18th, 2019 No Comments

“BARDO POND at Knockdown Center (April 1, 10 p.m.). Noise rock has an inherently limited audience — few music fans find pleasure in the sonic assault of guitar feedback — but the Philadelphia-based quintet Bardo Pond has remained steadfast in its pursuit of sprawling, guitar-powered psychedelia for nearly three decades. That creative mission has earned the group fans including luminaries like Lou Reed, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, and the Jesus and Mary Chain. Bardo Pond is performing to promote its new album, “Under the Pines,” a 41-minute opus of loping, distorted guitars; clattering drums; and the singer and flutist Isobel Sollenberger’s ghostly, reverb-soaked vocal melodies (and, yes, they are quite melodic). With M Ax Noi Mach and Eric Arn.”

–Giovanni Russonello, New York Times

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