Matt Pond Pa / Winter Songs
Album: Winter Songs   Collection:General
Artist:Matt Pond Pa   Added:Jan 2005
Label:Altitude Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-30 Pull Date: 2005-04-03
Week Ending: Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27 Feb 20 Feb 13
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 4 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 22, 2011: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow: Christmas Edition
Holiday Road
4. Dec 30, 2008: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Holiday Read
2. Oct 01, 2009: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Snow Day
5. Dec 23, 2008: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
I Want to See the Bright Lig, Winter One
3. Mar 12, 2009: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Snow Day
6. Oct 07, 2008: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Holiday Read

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-03-02
Another EP from prolific, but not that well-know chamber pop band Matt Pond PA. The usual line up is acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums and cello. Pretty laid back songs on here; even the fast songs won’t raise your blood pressure. This is an EP of songs made during the summer reminding them of winter, one song and two instrumentals. There are also covers of Neutral Milk Hotel and Neil Young (and two more covers) on here. Matt Pond doesn’t sound so much like other bands, but if you like laid back indie pop with interesting instrumentation, give this one a shot.
My picks: 1, 3, 7
1. acoustic guitar, fast brushed drums, cello. nice chorus
2. instrumental, short. nice repeated lick though
3. Neil Young cover. sounds like a MP PA song.
4. slow, instrumental. flute. nice.
5. Richard and Linda Thompson cover. doesn’t have that MP PA feel as much. I’m not a fan.
6. Lindsey Buckingham cover. typical flat-picked MP PA guitar line.
7. Neutral Milk Hotel cover. reverby guitar, plaintive cello. swaying drum rhythm. the kind of sound that can just swim around inside your head. I know the original well, so this one seems weird, pretty poppy and matt pond’s vocals don’t have the strain that brings much meaning to the original. nevertheless, I like it more the more I listen to it.

Track Listing
1. Snow Day   4. Winter One
2. Fall Live   5. I Want to See the Bright Lig
3. Winterlong   6. Holiday Road
  7. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea