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1Innocence 2:17
2Lack Lustre Rush 2:27
3Ghosts 3:20
4It's the Greatest 3:00
5Noble Heads 2:41
6Wildfires 3:49
7Surrounded by Diamonds 2:37
8Beings of the Rarest 3:09
9Shining 2:09
10Darkness is Coming 3:16
11We've Got it Wrong 3:00

Pontiak is three brothers that grew up and live on farms inVirginia.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. From the explosive title track to the mellow groove of “Wildfires,” these 11 songs are some of the most absorbing and melodic material the band has produced, without ever losing their signature heft. It was recorded in the band’s Studio A in Virginia without the aid of computers.

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.