The PondHawks have a new album called Blue Light hitting the airwaves. The band’s third original album is a happy, eclectic mix of pop, rock, and classic rock influences that are jam packed with flavors of Beatles-esque and psychedelia.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 21, 2016
The PondHawks are an unsigned indie band from Chicago who formed in 2007 and have since captured a worldwide audience with catchy melodies and a pioneering approach to music. Some may call it retro-rock with a now sound, but the band’s unique signature style falls into its own category.
Musically driven by poetic lyricism that is clever and compelling, the band sends a message to their listeners. The PondHawks have an artistry for storytelling, which evolves through meticulously crafted passages that create atmosphere and mood. Instruments are carefully selected to drive the melody and the emotional power of the song. Stellar vocal harmonies intertwine seamlessly through musical interludes that unfold with stunning synchronicity and energy.
PondHawks’ fever is spreading rapidly through social media and it is no surprise that their fan base has grown to over 300,000. The band has more than 227,000 Facebook LIKES and thousands of fans on Twitter, Myspace and Reverbnation.
When The PondHawks’ new holiday song “Winter Wine” premiered on a UK radio station in December 2015 — their first new music in three years — 45,842 listeners from around the world tuned in to hear the song. At the time the song aired, it was 11:50 PM EST and 4:50 AM in Europe.
At a recent outdoor concert headlined by the band, 8,000 fans showed up. Some traveled long distances from other states and many sported PondHawks T-shirts.
Both of their critically acclaimed albums, The PondHawks Have Landed (2010) and Dreaming Over Ireland (2012) received extensive Triple A FM radio airplay in the USA and massive Internet radio play worldwide with albums selling out their initial runs. The PondHawks Have Landed, reached the #7 spot in the Top 10 (USA) Regional Albums of 2011.
The band’s hit song “Drive,” from Dreaming Over Ireland, charted at #1 on Music World Radio’s Top 20 Alternative Songs Euro Chart. Votes from thousands of fans from around the world, kept the song at #1 for 13 weeks.
The PondHawks are currently the #1 ranked Indie band in the USA and in the world on the Reverbnation charts. They were selected out of 3.7 million bands to join the prestigious Connect A & R group based in New York City. Connect’s A & R Director, Matt DuFour, described The PondHawks’ music as “timeless.”
On June 24th, The PondHawks will release their first new album in four years titled, Blue Light. Radio stations have been clamoring to get advance copies and are booking the band for interviews. The PondHawks, who are known for their hilarious radio interviews, try not to take themselves too seriously. Their last album had a simple message at the end of the final song, “have fun.” — Martha Lars (United Rock Press)
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