matt pond PA
The Green Fury
Jan 22, 2002

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The Green Fury is matt pond PA's second release on Polyvinyl (the band's first is this album's precursor, a fantastic four-song 7" appropriately titled This Is Not The Green Fury).

Although their name can be misleading, matt pond PA is indeed a band, and not a single person.

The Green Fury's ambitious thirteen songs were recorded and engineered at Brian McTear's minerstreet/cyclesound studios in Philadelphia.

Much of the arrangement and writing was done in the studio as a collaborative effort between Matt Pond and Brian McTear.


  • 1
    Canadian Song (3:06)
  • 2
    Measure 3 (3:33)
  • 3
    Neighbor's New Yard (1:03)
  • 4
    City Plan (4:06)
  • 5
    Promise The Bite (2:57)
  • 6
    Silence (2:40)
  • 7
    This Is Montreal (1:20)
  • 8
    A Part of the Woods (3:22)
  • 9
    A New Part of Town (4:03)
  • 10
    Jefferson (2:36)
  • 11
    Crickets (3:46)
  • 12
    It Becomes Night (2:35)
  • 13
    Copper Mine (3:49)


Atmospheric, acoustic and teeming with some of the loveliest orchestrations since Nick Drake's Pink Moon, The Green Fury is a beautiful, uplifting collection of music.

Shout NY

The Green Fury - a lushly orchestrated blend of slouchy indie-rock strumming, soaring string arrangements and endearingly off kilter vocals.

CMJ New Music Monthly

Pond's gorgeous compositions possess a kind of emotional authority that hasn't been seen since Jackson Browne's heyday...


String arrangements volley back and forth against a steady rhythm section as well as the flavorful guitar work by Mr. Pond himself. The Green Fury is a lengthy album that was well worth the wait.


Some of the most lovely and inventive indie-rock you'll hear this year.

Delusions of Adequacy

The sort of record that lends itself to accusations of being Baroque or grand in scope, but it is both of those things tactfully and humbly.

All Music Guide

Contemplative, gloomy, lyrically weighty and musically lavish, yet he kneads these elements into a beautiful and genuine whole.


The album feels so brittle and frail, yet comes across with strength and force.


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