You may know A.A. (Auguste Arthur) Bondy as the former lead singer of Verbena, the southern grunge darlings of Birmingham, Ala.
Their debut full-length CD, "Souls for Sale," caught the ear of Dave Grohl, who produced their first major label release, "Into the Pink." They recorded their final album, "La Musica Negra," in 2003. And following that, Bondy retreated to upstate New York to begin "American Hearts," his first solo album.
"When the Devil's Loose" is Bondy's sophomore CD, and was recorded primarily in Water Valley, Miss., in April and May of this year. It expands upon the sound launched with "American Hearts." A full band accompanies him on most of the CD's 10 tracks, expanding on the much more stripped down sound of "American Hearts."
Bondy returns from a European tour at the end of October and begins another extensive U.S. tour Nov. 1. He'll end the U.S. dates with a performance at New York's Bowery Ballroom Dec. 9. For additional dates and more information, see http://www.myspace.com/aabondy.