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Exclusive: Hear Matt Pond PA's New Track Feat. Laura Stevenson, "The Ballad of Laura and Mike"

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Exclusive: Hear Matt Pond PA's New Track Feat. Laura Stevenson, "The Ballad of Laura and Mike"

As the title of Matt Pond PA’s forthcoming record would have you know, it is in fact Still Summer. Luckily, amid all the heat waves and mosquitoes, Matt Pond is treating us to new music from said record. You can now listen to his latest track, “The Ballad of Laura and Mike” featuring Laura Stevenson, exclusively here at Paste.

“Out beyond the walls of my mind, this is the true story of a couple separated by thousands of miles, from a backstage in California to the backyard in upstate New York—synchronized spinners, serenading each other from far, far away,” explains Pond. “Hitting send on a text, waiting for the phone to light up with a response. Watching the earth turn—the planes above and the rabbits below—and knowing there’s another half of a whole thinking, believing, knowing it’s all real.”

Still Summer, which is set for an Aug. 11 release, marks Pond’s third album release in as many years, following 2015’s The State of Gold and 2016’s Winter Lives. It also includes features from Laura Burhenn, Caroline Reese and Anya Marina. You can preorder it here, listen to “The Ballad of Laura and Mike” below, and check out a 2011 Matt Pond PA performance and his tour dates in support of the forthcoming new album further down.

Matt Pond PA Tour Dates:

September
21 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Tellus 360
22 – Jersey City, N.J. @ White Eagle Hall
23 – Hamden, Conn. @ The Outer Space
24 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s
25 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
28 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern
29 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace Of Cups
30 – Louisville, Ky. @ Zanzabar

October
01 – Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas
02 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
04 – Davenport, Iowa @ Raccoon Motel
05 – Iowa City, Iowa @ The Mill
06 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Firebird
10.07 – Dallas, Texas @ Double Wide Bar
08 – San Antonio, Texas @ Paper Tiger
09 – Austin, Texas @ The Sidewinder
12 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Drunken Unicorn
13 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Snug Harbor
14 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle

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