After 15 years, the album Slow is released! Here’s the first review from indie music blog, TripTV: http://trip-tv.blogspot.com/2012/09/pontoons-slow.html
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NEW YORK – June 26, 2012 – Riding a steady stream of highly favorable reviews for their driving pop/rock single “Antidote”released in early 2012, the indie band Pontoons have set an October 1 release date for their debut full-length album Slow.
Recorded over a two-year period, the 10 tracks on Slow showcase singer-guitarist Tom Hunt’s penchant for crafting songs that resonate long after the fade-out, while also capturing the rich textures and wide sonic spectrum of the band’s diverse sound.
1. The First Time
3. Persuade Me
5. Leave The Light On
6. The Path
7. Down Here
Early Reviews of “Antidote” – the first single from Slow:
“…the album should be a solid gold indie pop treat if this single is anything to go by….an amazing chorus with gorgeous pop hooks. Brilliant stuff!”
“…instantly likeable indie/pop….[Pontoons] are proving they can send indie hearts a fluttering with the best of them.”
“…dreamy guitar noise…with a hazy 90s shoegaze passion….Pontoons have obvious unfinished business…’Slow’ should be something really quite special.”
Formed in 1991 by friends Tom Hunt and Mark Aznavourian, Pontoons are an indie-rock band originally from the New York City/Hoboken, New Jersey area. After early 4-track recordings garnered a small following due to the band’s quirky, low-fi pop sensibilities, the group evolved into a live trio consisting of Tom Hunt (vocals, guitar), bassist Tony Skutnik, and drummer Christian Harper, with Aznavourian leaving to pursue writing. This trio played together throughout the Northeast from 1993 until their last performance at CBGB on Valentine’s Day 1995. During this period the band produced one 7″ single, “Juncos and Robins” b/w “Back Again” that Billboardmagazine called “one of the best indie debuts of the year.” Hunt and Harper later recorded a follow-up 7″ single, “Landslide” b/w “The Other Side” with ex-Impossibles bass player Pamela Margid in early 1996. By 1997, the band had ceased playing, until a chance November 2009 meeting between Hunt and Harper re-ignited their interest in recording again as a duo and releasing a full-length album together.
For more information and to pre-order the album, visit http://pontoonsmusic.com.
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Kev, from Sound of Confusion blog, writes about Antidote in his recent post. Check it out here : http://thesoundofconfusionblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/pontoons-antidote.html
Our new single “Antidote” is reviewed by Geoff Nelson on his music blog 32ft/second.
Here’s two write-ups on Antidote from our friends at Coast is Clear and Indie Meute.
Corey Minagh talks about Antidote on his blog “Get Innocuous”, and “Indie Music Rock” from Peru does the same.