Episode 155: Matt Pond

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Matt Pond¬† stopped by Going Off Track HQ with guest host Benny Horowitz (Gaslight Anthem) during Matt Pond PA’s ten-year-anniversary show for Several Arrows Later¬† to talk about leaving Brooklyn to move upstate, his violent experiences in New Hampshire and Philly and why he ran away from home in tights as an eight year old because his parents wanted him to take ballet lessons. “I think doubt is what I write about lyrically in everything and every time you do something positive and forward there’s a lot of noise that will sometimes get in the way,” Pond says at one point when asked how he’s learned to push that noise to the periphery and push forward after nearly two decades of creativity. Trust us, there are plenty of lessons here worth noting.