AA Bondy used to be in Verbena. That’s a band that I somehow missed out on, but apparently was Dave Grohl’s favorite band. From that description I’m guessing they were quite a bit heavier than the “devil-at-the-crossroads” acoustic blues and roots music of AA Bondy.
“Vice Rag” is the song off the new record, American Hearts, that caught and has held my attention. It contains a litany of vices (cocaine, heroine and whiskey) accompanied by fingerpicked steel stringed guitar. American Hearts comes out September 4th on Superphonic Records but it can be preorded here now and will be shipped to you after August 1st.