If you do not have Matt Pond in your mp3 player on regular rotation, or have somehow missed his "Snow Day" ad for Starbucks, that is most likely about to change. In lieu of the new album, "The Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand," Paste Magazine is currently streaming it in its entirety, which is a great opportunity to listen to this highly addictive, yet contemplative, indie-pop release. If you stop what you are doing, and check it out, your Facebook friends will understand if you don't update your status for at least ten minutes.
I have been on the Matt Pond PA train for a few years now, and it might be an understatement to say that he is a talented songwriter. His songs are melodious, romantic, captivating, and put together seamlessly. His lyrics are imaginative - like poetry set to great music. It sounds like a soundtrack to every day life as interpreted by an artistic visonary, who can somehow leave you feeling happy in spite of its melancholic undertones.
The new album is quickly becoming a favorite, especially the songs, "Let me Live," "Love to Get Used" and "Starlet."If you would like to get acquainted with some older material, check out the songs, "Halloween," "New Hampshire," "So Much Trouble," "Several Arrows Later," "Last Light," "People Have a Way," "Sunlight," and "Giving It All Away."