matt pond PA
Several Arrows Later
Oct 11, 2005

Several Arrows Later, matt pond PA's fifth album in five years, is another strong, emotionally charged, and melodically pleasing outing that just could be their best yet. It is packed with hooks, fine performances by the group, and tender and expressive vocals from Mr. Pond himself.

The only thing it is lacking is the one or two songs that cause you to bolt upright in stunned appreciation; instead, the record flows past like a gentle river of melancholy and world-weary beauty.

— Tim Sendra, All Music Guide (4 stars)


  • 1
    Halloween (5:02)
  • 2
    So Much Trouble (3:58)
  • 3
    The Trees and the Wild (2:48)
  • 4
    Several Arrows Later (3:34)
  • 5
    It Is Safe (4:58)
  • 6
    Emblems (3:28)
  • 7
    City Song (4:12)
  • 8
    From Debris (4:31)
  • 9
    Brooklyn Stars (3:49)
  • 10
    The Moviegoer (3:12)
  • 11
    Spring Provides (3:21)
  • 12
    Devil in the Water (5:27)


A gimmick-free indie-rock record that's both instantly gratifying and that seems destined to join the timeless-pop pantheon.

Alternative Press

There aren't many bands around that manage to create music as good as this out of such familiar and somewhat obvious sources.

All Music Guide

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