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Matt Pond PA in Studio on World Cafe - 12/08/2005

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Matt Pond PA Powers Up the Chamber Rock

Matt Pond PA Powers Up the Chamber Rock

Matt Pond PA in Studio on World Cafe - 12/08/2005

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Set List

Songs Matt Pond PA plays for 'World Cafe':

  • "KC"
  • "Halloween"
  • "So Much Trouble"

More Music

"Devil In the Water" - from Several Arrows Later

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"So Much Trouble" - from Several Arrows Later

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"Snow Day" - from Winter Songs

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Several Arrows Later is the latest release from the chamber-pop quintet that is Matt Pond PA. On it, the group aims attains a more focused and energetic sound to back up intricate arrangements and pithy lyrics.

Matt Pond PA: Brian Pearl (left), Dan Crowell, Matt Pond, Dana Feder, and Daniel Mitha. Shawn Brackbill hide caption

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The band had its breakthrough in 2004, when Emblems became a favorite for its blend of smart rock and strong strings. Their lyrical strength helped some of the songs (like "New Hampshire") wind up on the TV show The OC.

Matt Pond PA takes its names from its leader, singer Matt Pond, who saw his musical fortunes take off after moving to Brooklyn from Philadelphia. Playing guitar and piano, Pond rounded out his group with violin, cello, Wurlitzer — even pedal steel makes an appearance.

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