PONTIAK Announce New Album ‘Innocence’ For 27th January; Stream The Riff-Blazing Title Track Now!


PONTIAK are three brothers that grew up and live on farms in Virginia. Their lifelong closeness yields uncommon musical understanding, creative collaboration and personal camaraderie. Their singular combination of impressive work ethic and boundless creativity pays off on their new album Innocence. Featuring 11 songs which are some of the most absorbing and melodic material the band has produced yet, without ever losing their signature heft. It was recorded in the band’s Studio A in Virginia without the aid of computers… just pure rock ‘n’ roll fun!

You can listen to the explosive title track Innocence below and download it for FREE HERE.

When the band began to compose the songs that became Innocence, instead of employing their well-worn method of carving out melodic passages from the squall of feedback and fuzz, the Carney brothers’ songs frequently began the process with a trio of vocals, often eschewing instruments altogether as they wrote. Nowhere is this more apparent than the melancholic ballads of “Wildfires” and “Darkness Is Coming”. On high energy, hook laden tracks such as “Lack Lustre Rush,” “Surrounded By Diamonds,” and “Ghosts,” the distortion and the searing yet elegant guitar lines hang on the brothers vocal melodies.

Pontiak Innocence' Artwork

Innocence Tracklist:
1. Innocence
2. Lack Lustre Rush
3. Ghosts
4. It’s the Greatest
5. Noble Heads
6. Wildfires
7. Surrounded by Diamonds
8. Beings of the Rarest
9. Shining
10. Darkness is Coming,
11. We’ve Got it Wrong

In addition to designing their own album artwork, the band films, edits, and directs all their music videos, including the 18-minute short film entitled Heat Leisure,which the band released in 2013. The film juxtaposed the staid, oft silent beauty of historic Virginia farms, many of which were the location of civil war battles, with the live bombastic beauty of a rock show. The performance featured two new songs made in collaboration with several guest musicians, including labelmate Greg Fox of Guardian Alien. The film premiered as an official selection at the Chicago International Music and Movies Festival. In addition to East Coast dates with Guardian Alien in December of 2013, the band will be touring the US and Europe following the album’s release in 2014.

PONTIAK Tour Dates
Fri Nov 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ A Place To Bury Strangers, Dawn of Midi
Sun Dec 1 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery w/ Guardian Alien
Mon Dec 2 – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5 w/ Guardian Alien
Tue Dec 3 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade w/ Guardian Alien
Wed Dec 4 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern w/ Guardian Alien
Thu Dec 5 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits w/ Guardian Alien
Fri Dec 6 – Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
Sat Dec 7 – MIami, FL – Gramps (Look Alive Festival) w/ Indian Jewelry, White Mystery, Nerve City
Sun Dec 8 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub w/ Guardian Alien
Mon Dec 9 – Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic w/ Guardian Alien
Tue Dec 10 – Atlanta, GA – 529 w/ Guardian Alien
Mon Dec 30 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Upstairs w/ Herra Terra, In Aeona, Graveyard Lovers