Pontiak / Sun On Sun
Album: Sun On Sun   Collection:General
Artist:Pontiak   Added:Nov 2008
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-01-25 Pull Date: 2009-03-29
Week Ending: Mar 8 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1
Airplays: 2 2 2 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 01, 2010: Brownian Nari
Sun On Sun
4. Mar 04, 2009: Brownian Motion
Tell Me About
2. Dec 02, 2009: public noize racket
Shell Skull
5. Feb 18, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
Shell Skull
3. Mar 06, 2009: On The Beaten Gear
Sun On Sun
6. Feb 17, 2009: Reelin' in the Years
Shell Skull

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2009-01-18
Guitar fronted trio that delves into dark stoney swaggery swings a la old Sabbath, channeling the blues through overdriven and lushly distorted guitars. Good guitar leads figure highly in this, not wanky, just genuinely good. The last song is an acoustic ballad that would fit well in a folk set. Three brothers from “the blue ridge farm country of Viginia”. For fans of Sabbath, Doors, heavy rock.

1) mid paced simple stoney swing, very Sabbath
2) ambient dark experimental with layers of treated cymbals, an intro of sorts for next track…
3) upbeat first part shifts into the depressed heavy stoniness, then shifts toward end to double time sections, lots of gee-tar leads
4) slow mindful dark swing, grows louder then midway falls out of time and continues with lyrics on a different plane
5) slow swing, with bending/tuned-detuned guitar note, chill, vocs appear midway, grows louder but swing beat remains
6) swing deepens and is realized as blues, with tinges of organ
7) acoustic guitar ballad, with minimal cymbal treatments only, the swing and darkness remains, this would fit very well in a folk set

Track Listing
1. Shell Skull   4. White Mice
2. Swell   5. Sun On Sun
3. White Hands   6. Tell Me About
  7. The Brush Burned Fast