Pontiak is three brothers that grew up and live on farms in Virginia. Their lifelong closeness yields uncommon musical understanding, creative collaboration and personal camaraderie. Their singular combination of impressive work ethic and boundless creativity pays off on their new album INNOCENCE. From the explosive title track to the mellow groove of "Wildfires," these 11 songs are some of the most absorbing and melodic material the band has produced, without ever losing their signature heft. It was recorded in the band's Studio A in Virginia without the aid of computers.
When the band began to compose the songs that became INNOCENCE, instead of employing their well-worn method of carving out melodic passages from the squall of feedback and fuzz, the Carney brothers' songs frequently began the process with a trio of vocals, often eschewing instruments altogether as they wrote. Nowhere is this more apparent than the melancholic ballads of "Wildfires" and "Darkness is coming". On high energy, hook laden tracks such as "Lack Lustre Rush", "Surrounded by Diamonds" and "Ghosts", the distortion and the searing yet elegant guitar lines hang on the brothers vocal melodies.
2. Lack Lustre Rush
4. It's the Greatest
5. Noble Heads
7. Surrounded by Diamonds
8. Beings of the Rarest
10. Darkness is Coming
11. We've Got it Wrong
PONTIAK EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
Tue April 8th - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
Wed April 9th Ravenna, Italy - Bronson
Thu April 10th Rome, Italy - Circolo Degli Artisti
Fri April 11th Conegliano (TV), Italy - Apartmanto Hoffman
Sat April 12th Torino, Italy - Spazio 211
Sun April 13th Brescia, Italy - Magazzino 47
Mon April 14th Bratislava, Slovakia - Fuga
Tue April 15th Plzen, Czech Republic - Andel Music Bar
Wed April 16th Prague, Czech Republic - Klub007
Mon April 17th - Brno, Czech Republic - Boro
Fri April 18th Broumov, Czech Republic - TBC
Sat April 19th - Breclav, Czech Republic - Piksla
Sun April 20th - Linz, Austria - Kapu
Mon April 21st - Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic - Mumie
Tue April 22nd Heidelberg, Germany - Hael
Wed April 23rd - Leipzig, Germany - UT Connewitz
Thu April 24th - Schorndorf, Germany - Club Manufaktur
Fri April 25th - Koln, Germany - Privat
Sat April 26th Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Sun April 27th - Krefeld, Germany - Kulturrampe
Tue April 29th - London, UK - Birthdays w/ Broken DC
Wed April 30th - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
Fri May 2nd - Bristol, UK - The Exchange w/ Kogumaza
Thu May 3rd - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
Sun May 4th - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Mon May 5th - Falmouth, UK - Beerwolf
Tue May 6th - Ramsgate, UK - Music Hall
Wed May 7th - Liege, Belgium - La Zone
Thu May 8th - Utrecht, Netherlands - DB's
Fri May 9th - Lille, France - La Malterie
Sat May 10th - Reims, France - L'Appart Cafe
Sun May 11th Besancon, France - Le Passengers De Zinc
Tue May 13th Marseille, France - La Machine a Coudre
Wed May 14th Barcelona, Spain - Rocksound
Thu May 15th Madrid, Spain - Space Cadet
Fri May 16th Barcelos, Portugal - Teatro de Moncao
Sat May 17th Guimaraes, Portugal - CAAA
Sun May 18th Bilbao, Spain - TBC
Wed May 21st Athens, Greece - Six d.o.g.s.
Fri May 23rd Sassari, Sardinia (Italy) - TBA
Sat May 24th Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy) - TBA
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