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Pontiak
Pontiak
Label: Thrill Jockey Records
Genre: Experimental / Rock
Online: Artist Website
 

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Pontiak is a band composed of three brothers from the Blue Ridge area of Virginia -- Van (lead vocals, guitar), Jennings (bass, organ, vocals), and Lain Carney (drums, vocals) -- who were separately involved with numerous bands in the U.S., England, and Europe, but ironically, only started jamming together later in life, after moving to Baltimore in 2005 from different parts of the world. Once there, they quickly established common musical ground and began honing a multi-faceted sound steeped in '60s psych and acid rock, '70s prog and proto-metal, and '90s stoner and indie rock, with like-minded outfits such as Dead Meadow and Black Mountain providing a few contemporary comparisons. Returning in due time to their isolated Virginia birthplace (Holtzclaw Road in Warrenton, VA, to be exact, according to their MySpace page -- stalkers take note), the brothers recorded both 2005's White Buffalo EP and 2006's Valley of Cats LP in their home studio, and released them through their own Fireproof Records. They then set out on tour, taking advantage of the nightly on-stage jam sessions to write, road-test, and perfect a noticeably heavier batch of new songs, which would help them attain a deal with Thrill Jockey Records before emerging as the trio's second album, Sun on Sun, in September 2007. Widespread critical acclaim ensued, and on the first day of 2008, Pontiak were making waves again, after releasing a split EP of John Cale covers (simply entitled Kale) with labelmates and future touring partners Arbouretum. [AMG Eduardo Rivadavia]

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album:Comecrudos (Thrill Jockey Reco…
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song:Young
album:Living (Thrill Jockey Records)
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album:Maker (Thrill Jockey Records)
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