Matt Pond PA is a New York-based band formed in Philadelphia by singer-songwriter Matt Pond. They have released eight LPs and eight EPs since 1998. Pond has been the only consistent member, although Chris Hansen is considered to be the core member of the group. In the studio, they often collaborate with other musicians including former members to achieve their diverse instrumentation and expansive sound. In recent years, Pond and Hansen have produced the recordings from a cabin in Bearsville, New York.