A.A. Bondy

A.A. Bondy (with band), Live Session #64

by oz on January 26, 2010

A.A. Bondy

A.A. Bondy first visited us for a live session in December of 2008 while on a solo tour in support of his debut, American Hearts. While the solo acoustic Bondy is quite alright with me, I was excited to hear that his sophomore effort, When The Devil’s Loose, would employ the help of a band. That album became our favorite album of 2009.

I’ve since seen Bondy + band at The Earl in Atlanta and noticed that the band was really just two multi-instrumentalists that traded off between bass/keys and pedal steel/drums. What struck me during the concert was the new found intensity the band revealed in familiar songs. Even the acoustic tracks from American Hearts became new again with electric guitars, drums and lots of effects.

That’s part of the allure of Scott Bondy. He started off his musical career in a grunge band called Verbena that drew comparisons to Nirvana. He then took a step back and became a folk singer under the A.A. Bondy moniker. Perhaps he’s starting to find a balance between the two, as evident in the jam near the end of “Slow Parade.” And on stage with an electric guitar, he’s often less folk and (dare I say) more punk than his album leads on.

I fell in love with the warmth in his voice and his songwriting, but it’s this constant tinkering with sounds and songs, both old and new, that has me in suspense. He’s both subtle and provocative and he’s one of the most refreshing artists to emerge in several years.

A.A. Bondy – Introduction

Exclusive: A. A. Bondy – Mightiest Of Guns (Video)

Exclusive: A. A. Bondy – Slow Parade (Video)

Exclusive: A. A. Bondy – When The Devil’s Loose (Video)

Exclusive: A. A. Bondy – I Can See The Pines Are Dancing

Download the A.A. Bondy Live Session as a zip file.

Video: A.A. Bondy – Mightiest Of Guns

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HearYa favorite, A.A. Bondy, was just featured on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning with his song “I Can See The Pines Are Dancing.” I overheard it while brewing some coffee in the kitchen and then saw my wife with tears in her eyes. I got a little dust in mine as well.

Click here to see the video.

Click here to download some free live studio recordings of our live session with A.A. Bondy.

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AA Bondy

A.A. Bondy’s upcoming album, When The Devil’s Loose, is amazing. Look for it on September 1st. Mp3 and tour dates follow.

A.A. Bondy – I Can See The Pines Are Dancing

Here is another new track on the album that was performed in our live session with A.A. Bondy.

Exclusive: A.A. Bondy – Mightiest of Guns

A.A. Bondy September headlining dates:

SEPT. 8‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  BOSTON, MA‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚ ‚  GREAT SCOTT
SEPT. 9‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  NEW YORK, NY‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  MERCURY LOUNGE
SEPT. 10‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  WASHINGTON, DC‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL
SEPT. 11‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  PHILADELPHIA, PA‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  KUNG FU NECKTIE
SEPT. 12‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  PITTSBURGH, PA‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  BRILLOBOX
SEPT. 14‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  KNOXVILLE, TN‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  PILOT LIGHT
SEPT. 15‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  CHAPEL HILL, NC‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚  ‚  LOCAL 506
SEPT. 16‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ATHENS, GA‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  TASTY WORLD

A.A. Bondy November U.S. tour with Elvis Perkins in Dearland:

NOV. 3‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  THE SOUTHERN
NOV. 4‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ASHEVILLE, NC‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  GREY EAGLE
NOV. 5‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ATLANTA, GA‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  THE EARL
NOV. 6‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ST. AUGUSTINE, FL‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  CAFƒ€° 11
NOV. 7‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ORLANDO, FL‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  THE SOCIAL
NOV. 9‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  TALLAHASSEE, FL‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  CLUB DOWNUNDER
NOV. 10‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  BIRMINGHAM, AL‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  BOTTLETREE
NOV. 11‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  NEW ORLEANS, LA‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  THE PARISH
NOV. 12‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  HOUSTON, TX‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  WALTERS ON WASHINGTON
NOV. 13‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  AUSTIN, TX‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  THE PARISH
NOV. 14‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  DALLAS, TX‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  CAMBRIDGE ROOM
NOV. 16‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  LITTLE ROCK, AR‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚ ‚  STICKY FINGERZ
NOV. 18‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  LOUISVILLE, KY‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ZANZABAR
NOV. 20‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ST. LOUIS, MO‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚  GARGOYLE CLUB
NOV. 21‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  CHICAGO, IL‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  TBA

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