AA Bondy :: American HeartsFollow contemporary American roots music? If so you need t get to know AA Bondy, whose debut solo release American Hearts drops next month (Sept 18th) on the Superphonic label. The former frontman of the now defunct Birmingham, AL rock & roll outfit, Verbena, Bondy strikes a rural folk-laden chord on his debut.

Production Notes: Recorded and mixed in a month at The Red Barn in Palenville, NY in January 2007, American Hearts is dark and sardonic but it’s not as claustrophobic, tortured nor troubled as you’d expect from the former Verbena frontman. The record is actually quite beautifully stark and stripped-down and well played, filled with great melodies and warm production. The songs are wonderfully influenced by an amalgam of folk and blues, filtered through the mind of someone who knows what makes a great rock song breathe.

Download:
MP3: AA Bondy :: Vice Rag (HIGHLY recc’d)
MP3: AA Bondy :: There’s A Reason
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Pre-order: AA Bondy – American Hearts

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6 Responses to “AA Bondy :: American Hearts”

  1. Glad to see Scotty Bondy getting the attention he deserves. I dig this album and I understand why “blacklaffin” wasn’t on it but I’m hoping he releases it in the future.

  2. Just went to a hipster loft party in Williamsburg to see him (O Death followed up with a bombastic set).

    I adore the album, yet the crowd was more into drinking pbr than listening to a semi-quiet set…and he didn’t play some of the more complicated and personal stuff from the record, (for good reason in my opinion), but it was a pleasure nonetheless.

    This album creeps up on you…I have to say it’s one of my favorites this year.

    You are correct in highly recommending Vice Rag…so infectious.

  3. Been digging this of late as well.

  4. I dig it as well, but man he sounds soooo much like Josh Rouse to me.

  5. This is great to read about. I always liked Verbena an awful lot and thought they got the shaft, especially on their last album, as far as exposure is concerned. Seeing them on tour for La Musica Negra was one of the loudest concerts I’ve ever been to in my life. So I’m really looking forward to hearing the full-length of this – I love both these songs.

  6. check this out…

    this is mine…

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