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Listen: POND share wavy new single ‘Toast’

Australian psych rock quintet POND propose a toast as they return with another single. “Toast,” released via Spinning Top Records, is accompanied alongside a visualizer lyric video.

“Toast” is incredibly smooth in production and delivery. With swooning electric guitar and dreamy bold vocals, this song takes you where it wants you to go – by the ocean looking over the horizon.

Listen to “Toast” below.

The song is deceptively optimistic and actually much deeper than it may seem upon first listen. It finds the band reflecting on the last year as well as the extreme class divide in frontman Nick Allbrook’s hometown of Perth.

Allbrook revealed in a statement:

The intro chords came from a Joe Ryan demo mysteriously titled Toast.

I’ve never asked Joe why he landed on that name, and I probably never will, but it pointed toward the image of fat-headed gobblers touching flutes of bubbles, watching the End of Days gallop over the horizon. I often wonder about those people – the money hoarders, climate change deniers, earth-pilferers and adventure capitalists – are they nihilists or anarchists or do they really believe they are to be saved by some Rock Opera Jesus? We may never know, but here is ‘Toast,’ which is hopefully as smooth as the smooth, smooth sailing of our glorious leaders fat old white lives.”

The song follows the release of their first two singles “Pink Lunettes” and “America’s Cup”. It will be the last single they will be releasing from their upcoming album 9 that will be out in full on October 1st.

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