Pontiak Makes an Album About Driving from Phoenix to Texas

What does a drive from Phoenix to the Big Bend area of Texas sound like? Well, according to psych-rock band Pontiak (who are from some place called Holtzclaw, Virginia), a road trip through the landscapes of the southwest sound like a stripped-down, four-part country-blues jam.

Pontiak's upcoming EP, Comecrudos (scheduled for release June 21 on Thrill Jockey) consists of four continuous tracks, which tell stories of the band camping in an old volcano crater, hiking next to the Rio Grande, and wandering along Route 385 southbound from Marathon, Texas.

Though the album won't be out for three weeks, you can check out "Part III" from Comecrudos now.

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