Matt Pond PA has made a career of making records that embody every season, and with the release of the new video for “A Spark” and the announcement of a support tour for upcoming album Still Summer, out Aug. 11 via his own 131 Records, he’s setting his sights for brighter days and pushing the summer into mid-Sept.
The Philadelphia singer-songwriter has a whole new group of players on the record, including Laura Stevenson (Bomb The Music Industry!), Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds), Caroline Reese and Anya Marina. Along with the customary new faces comes frequent collaborators Chris Hansen, Shawn Alpay, Mel Guerison and Kyle Kelly-Yahner for the project’s twelfth — and ultimately final — album under the Matt Pond PA name.
With the arrival of the video for “A Spark,” Pond has prepared an appropriate finale, distilling the appeal of the almost 20-year long project with melancholic visuals that superimpose an upside-down, table-dwelling partygoer with a relaxing road trip through the woods.