New Jersey native PJ Bond – who for the past year has spent the majority of his days living out of his car, playing shows, crashing on couches and generally making a lot of new roommates – will embark on a month-long tour of the U.K. and mainland Europe.
Bond continues to tour in support of his latest full-length, You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical, which was released in late 2009 by Black Numbers in LP and CD format.
The ex-Outsmarting Simon front man has played in bands such as The Color Fred, Marigold and Communipaw, but in comparison to previous endeavors, Alphabetical is a decidedly more organic, homespun affair. It’s a heartfelt slice of creaky, back porch Americana tossed against a perfectly catchy pop backdrop. Still, Bond throws a little bit of everything into the mix, from rustic, up tempo alt-country rockers to haunting, melancholy acoustic offerings and sweetly infectious indie numbers.
Listen to “You, Too” (free mp3)
– A brilliant collection of songs ranging from Matt Pond PA to early Wilco folk-rockers. The whole album ebbs and flows from one emotional chord to another with ease. – Verbicide
– Bond’s eloquence and clarity approaches Paul Westerberg / Elliott Smith standards in terms of making the mundane sound essential, and vice versa. – No Depression
– Bond combines compelling storytelling sensibilities with sobering reflections, underpinned by lush melodies and more than a hint of melancholy. – Rock Sound
On a related note, Bond recently partook in the famed Pink Couch Sessions for the inimitable IfYouMakeIt.com. You can watch him perform the song “Baby Bones”.
MAR 18 – Manchester, England @ The Sweatbox
MAR 19 – Girvan, Scotland @ Z1 Youth Club
MAR 20 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Black Sparrow
MAR 21 – Inverness, Scotland @ Madd Hatter’s
MAR 22 – Aberdeen, Scotland @ TBA
MAR 23 – Dunfermline, Scotland @ PJ Molloy’s
MAR 24 – Leeds, England @ Whiskey Wednesday / Santiago Bar
MAR 25 – Birmingham, England @ Stokholm House
MAR 27 – Wednesbury, England @ Addistock
MAR 28 – Swansea, England @ Mozart’s
MAR 29 – Cardiff, England @ TBA
MAR 31 – Bristol, England @ The Croft
APR 01 – Brighton, England @ Sanctuary Cella
APR 08 – Antwerpen, Belgium @ De Peylkoker
APR 09 – Holland @ TBA
APR 10 – Hillentrup, Germany @ Papiermuhle
APR 16 – Wiener Neustadt, Austria @ Triebwerk
APR 17 – Pollau, Austria @ Club 81
APR 19 – Graz, Austria @ Forum Stadtpark
APR 20 – Budapest, Hungary @ TBA
APR 21 – Vienna, Austria @ Loft
APR 22 – Vienna, Austria @ House Show
APR 23 – Regensburg, Germany @ Alte Malzerei