PJ Bond (New Brunswick, NJ)
PJ Bond – vocals, guitar, etc
featuring Brian Bond (guitars, lap and pedal steel) and Keith Carne (drums)
Stop Being Bad
Ask New Jersey native PJ Bond about DIY ethics, the underground punk scene and toiling in relative obscurity for nearly ten years and you’re likely to hear a thoughtful, forthright response that could fill a book. Or at least a chapter in a book that’s overflowing with the hard-knock stories of similarly under-appreciated artists whose contributions have also been woefully ignored.
Once a member of the hard-touring indie band Outsmarting Simon (Triple Crown Records), Bond cut his teeth on the road, traveling in overcrowded vans and playing in hundreds of dive bars, art spaces, coffee houses, sweaty basements and just about anywhere with a stage and a P.A. system. Much to the chagrin of fans that reveled in the outfit’s dynamic punk-influenced emo rock leanings, Outsmarting Simon opted for indefinite hiatus in 2007. PJ then jumped to the similarly minded Marigold, followed by a stints with Communipaw and The Color Fred.
There’s no doubt that Bond has experienced his fair share of fresh starts and new beginnings. Life has evolved and so has his musical output. In 2008 he released a solo album, Fall, Tonight, and while he’s still touring, now it’s part of a nomadic adventure which requires him to relinquish his permanent residence – not to mention most of his possessions – and dedicate a year of his life to living on the road. Playing acoustic shows, bunking with friends, family and even strangers, PJ has been chronicling it all at his blog, Year Of A Thousand Roomates. His current outlook is decidedly less complicated, and in his own words, “I’ve dropped out of ‘real life,’ and am living a real life.” Read more …
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