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Last Light by Matt Pond PA
Released: Sep 2007
Label: MRI
With Matt Pond PA's bearded indie pop gathering steam in critical circles, Last Light appears to say they are determined to reach a wider audience while remaining true to their folky beginnings. With the title cut opener, the album comes racing out of the gate like a classic Guided by Voices record and, after a radio single, settles into a gentle cross-up of Will Oldham and Lou Barlow. This is not bad company for indie rockers to keep. Anyone just discovering this band will have a good introduction, and longtime fans can recognize Last Light as Matt Pond PA hitting a plateau of sorts.
Mike McGuirk
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