April Pontiak Showers Bring May Pontiak Tours… By Showers I Mean They’re Putting Out a New Album. I’m Not Implying that Pontiak are Urinating on Anybody. Honest. Ain’t No Bands Urinating Here. Just a New Album and Tour, That’s All. Hey, Stop Looking at Me Like That. Oh You Damn Well Know What I’m Talking About, The “Is He Actually Gonna Pee on Me Right Now” Stare. For the Thousandth Time, TMT Readership, I’m Not Going to Pee on You! Also that First Line is an Off Rhyme So Yeah Deal with THAT or something.

Fraternal riff masons Pontiak get shit done quick. Hardly half a year has passed since their beefy sophomore effort Sun on Sun (TMT Review) dropped, but nevertheless Pontiak have just released a brand new record of well-contained chaos and backyard stoner drudge this past Tuesday. The recording of the new LP, dubbed Maker, nearly mimicked that of Sun on Sun, with Pontiak cutting almost every track live in their tiny rural studio. The major difference between Maker and its predecessor, though, lies in guitarist Van Carney’s amps, which blew out during recording but incidentally provided him with just the type of deteriorating monstrosity he was looking for all along. Aww, Pontiak should option a movie with this record and have Ryan Gosling play Van Carney and Rachel McAdams could play the dying amplifier. Think of the romance! Think of the heartbreak! Think of all the heavy riffs and beer!

Maker marks the Carney brothers’ third release in less than a year after collaborating with fellow Thrill Jockeyers Arbouretum on a record called Kale along with Sun on Sun. Pontiak will continue their streak of productivity with a big-ass two-month tour, preceded by a date in their native Baltimore. May your tour be full of joy and your amps always on the on the brink of death, fellas.
04.24.09 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
05.01.09 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
05.02.09 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio
05.03.09 - New Haven, CT - Bar w/Ocean
05.05.09 - Portland, ME - Space Gallery
05.08.09 - Toronto, ON - Drakes Hotel
05.09.09 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
05.11.09 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
05.13.09 - Milwaukee, WI - Sugar Maple
05.15.09 - Des Moines, IA - The House of Bricks
05.16.09 - Lawrence, KS - The Replay Lounge
05.18.09 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
05.21.09 - Oakland, CA - The Stork Club
05.22.09 - Ashland, OR - The Stilwater
05.23.09 - Portland, OR - Rotture
05.27.09 - Olympia, WA - All Ages Project
05.28.09 - Chico, CA - Cafe Coda
05.29.09 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
06.01.09 - Los Angeles, CA - Blue Monkey
06.02.09 - San Diego, CA - Radio Room
06.03.09 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace
06.06.09 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
06.09.09 - Tallahassee, FL - The Engine Room
06.11.09 - Tampa, FL - Crow Bar
06.12.09 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth
06.13.09 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
06.16.09 - Asheville, NC - Emerald Lounge
06.18.09 - Richmond, VA - Nara Sushi
07.24.09 - Birmingham, UK - Supersonic Festival

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