Holy shit. I think this has a potential to be bumped up to a 5.0 after a month or so of listening. This album takes you on a trip, with a whole range of emotion to be felt while experiencing it. Successfully psychedelic.
Fan-fucking-tastic. Truly psychedelic, truly good. Hobo Rocket is rough, refined and, albeit rather short, incredibly well paced and so much fun! Finally now maybe people will stop comparing Pond to Tame Impala. ffs.
Hobo Rocket is the fifth installment from Perth's most talented bongtroopers and
is representative of a distinctive shift in aural attitude. This album stands far removed
from the breezy, happy-go-lucky vibes that underlined their previous full length, Beard,
Wives, Denim; Hobo Rocket is instead a dark and twisted figure, characterised by
8-bit fuzz tones and Allbrook's sprawling, disassociated vocals. In their explorations of
the darker side of psychedelia, Pond take yet another (perhaps intentional) stride away from
Parker's euphoric psych-pop vision that is Tame Impala, proving once again that they're a
band more than capable of standing on their own two feet.