(Sorta) Sunday Church Music: Bardo Pond

Jesus is coming, and unlike some people, Bardo Pond is willing to wait.

That’s pretty much the gist of “Don’t Know About You,” the single off their recent self-titled release.  For an s/t, it’s been a long time coming.  Philadelphia’s Bardo Pond has been playing and recording muddy, scary acid rock for over 2 decades now.  I saw them play a free show at Kung Fu Necktie a few years ago, and even without drugs they were a trip.  This latest album is a heavy dose: a distillation of the genre that peaks somewhere during the outer-space blues of “Undone,” a 21 minute track that recalls the pioneering heavy psych of Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain,” which also makes for pretty great (sorta) church music.

Enjoy!

Bardo Pond, “Dont Know About You” [Amazon]

Funkadelic, “Maggot Brain” [Amazon]

Tangential Update: just saw this video via Gawker’s scifi blog io9.  A housewife in 1956 is “treated” with LSD.  Most unintentionally funny line: “Everything is in color.”

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One Response to (Sorta) Sunday Church Music: Bardo Pond

  1. David G says:

    Glad you posted on this; I dug the album, but haven’t had the time. The Pitchfork slags off on “Undone,” but I agree with you that it’s a highpoint.

    Maggot Bain is always appreciated.

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