Wednesday Is For Lovers Concert Preview - Matt Pond PA and You Won't

Greetings sports racers! We have a pair of music videos and concert previews for our latest installment of Wednesday Is For Lovers.

After years of turbulence with his record label, a (thankfully brief) reprieve from touring to contemplate opening a distillery, and a temporary name change to The Lowlifes, Matt Pond PA return to their original name and the road with a new album and a gorgeous new video shot in Iceland.

"Whoa" is the new single from Winter Lives, the band's eleventh full length album. This is a return to the lushly orchestrated sound of early works like The Green Fury and The Nature of Maps. Catch Matt Pond PA this Sunday at DC9 with Austin dream gaze outfit Moving Panoramas.

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Our second video and preview is for the Massachusetts duo You Won't. On listening to their earnest, whimsically catchy take on freak folk, it's hard not to draw the unlikely comparison of their sound to both Vampire Weekend and Neutral Milk Hotel. Lead vocalist Josh Arnoudse sounds like he's channeling Ezra Koenig fronting a Jeff Mangum tribute band, and it's not a stretch to liken multi-instrumentalist Raky Sastri to Rostam and Julian Koster.

Their May show at DC9 was one of my favorite concerts of the year, and I'm looking forward to catching them next Wednesday at Black Cat with The Suitcase Junket.