Bardo Pond

Bardo Pond

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Matador

A lot of Bardo Pond’s existing press makes reccurring references to the Velvet Underground, as if that’s the only distortion-heavy “arthouse” psychedelic band listeners can reference. The history of the Velvets is now a good thirty years old now and a lot of great music has come and gone. Such shallow references can really undermine the depth of what Bardo Pond has to offer. Bardo Pond is a band that has come after the “distortion steering” of Sonic Youth and early Dinosaur Jr., after the haunting vocals/lyrics of My Bloody Valentine and after the subtle Buddhist influences of Hugo Largo. Bardo Pond goes on to add a great deal to the expansions made by the aforementioned bands. It would be safe to say that Bardo Pond has become the eye of the funnel into which this “genre” (if it can be limited to a genre) now empties. What’s after postmodern? Matador Records, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10012-2319

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