Matt Pond PA

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Matt Pond PA's Winter Songs has become my favorite go-to holiday album/EP. While not exactly 'holiday' but very much seasonal (you can tell just from the tracklisting below). Pond's songs/covers on this EP are filled with both joyful and haunting melodies—saddening yet beautiful and comforting. It reminds me of the calm sound of muted distant passing cars on a snowy night. Maybe because it's something about winter that pulls chills down my back... very much like this collection of songs.

Pond includes covers of Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane over the Sea" and Fleetwood Mac's National Lampoon's Vacation anthem "Holiday Road," both fantastically re-done.

I highly recommend a listen below, and if you like it enough there is a link to purchase. Enjoy.

  1. Snow Day
  2. Fall Two
  3. Winterlong
  4. Winter One
  5. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
  6. Holiday Road
  7. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea