Archive for the 'AA Bondy' Category

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

A couple of months back we dug in deep waxing on Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.” Between that and catching AA Bondy¬† gig here in LA the other night, this cover’s been getting a lot of play of late. And for good reason. Related: AA Bondy :: The AD Interview MP3: AA Bondy :: I’m On […]

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Thursday night Aquarium Drunkard presents AA Bondy at The Bootleg Theater. Couldn’t be more excited for this gig. We’re giving away three pairs to AD readers. Hit up the comments below with your name, email address and fave Bondy and/or Verbena song to enter. Winners notified Wednesday, tickets held at will-call night of show. Related: […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about talking to A.A. Bondy over the years, it’s that conversations can take unexpected turns – sometimes fruitful, sometimes dead ends – but you also never quite end up where you expected. It’s a similar spirit to what seems to occupy his work as a songwriter. AD talked with […]

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

There’s a guitar tone that opens A.A. Bondy’s third album Believers like someone ringing strings at the bridge of the guitar. It fades as “The Heart Is Willing”‘s metronome drums and main guitar line come in, but that momentary disorientation, like an alarm bell ringing softly in the middle distance, echoes the record’s sense of […]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Following the demise of his former band, Verbena, in 2007 AA Bondy re-emerged with an amazing solo debut, American Hearts, that dug deep into the hidden folk, country and blues tendencies that had always existed below the distortion of his old band. Last week saw the release of the follow-up, the equally beautiful When The […]

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Follow 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: […]