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Tuesday, Oct 28 2014

Some may think of Australian outfit Pond as the unruly younger stepbrother of better known Down Under psych rockers Tame Impala, but the band has been in existence for nearly as long — while producing twice as many recordings as Tame Impala's meticulous maestro Kevin Parker. Led by onetime TI touring members and multi-instrumentalists Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson, Pond sometimes touches on the same echo-drenched sonic vistas, but delves into far heavier guitars with a funkier, more irreverent approach. Last year's Hobo Rocket on Modular Records veered easily from the delicate, fractured pop of "O Dharma" to the punchy swagger of face-melters like "Xanman" and the title track. The current quintet brings its first headlining tour to San Francisco the night before Halloween, previewing tracks from the band's upcoming sixth album Man, It Feels Like Space Again (due early next year), with fellow Aussie acts Doctopus and Peter Bibby in tow.

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