World beat is a label not easily applied. It’s a catch-all term that sounds better than “exotic, foreign sounds.”
Still, it doesn’t capture the unique eclecticism created by bands the term is stuck to. Poi Dog Pondering is one of
the unfortunate many that fall in that category—but take the time to look further than just a label.
With a history spanning almost two decades, the band has dabbled with many kinds of music. That blend of influences have
attracted a similarly unique and eclectic audience. With both traditional pop-rock sounds mixed with classical instruments,
they’ve attracted a following wherever they tour. The band had a brief foray into electronic territory, but have most
recently been crafting excellent world-pop.
Poi Dog’s most recent album, 2008’s “7,” is described on the band’s site as a rock and soul
record. Sure enough, they’re still eminently capable of writing upbeat, funky pop-rock. Concert
tickets for this band are sure to be prizes for their dedicated fans. Seek out Poi
Dog Pondering tickets now.