PJ Bond unveils brand new track ‘The Better Option’ on leading US music site Brooklyn Vegan today. You can check out the premiere here.
Taken from his forthcoming second album Where Were You? - out 4 May 2015 through Xtra Mile Recordings - this is PJ at his laid-back best. Heavy reverb splashes upon PJ’s guitar and vocals, and later, a fuzzed-up guitar line enlivens the lilting feel. Melting Americana, a traveling troubadour style and a roaring 70s guitar line, it’s not only an appropriate introduction but a glimpse at the clash and blend PJ excels at.
PJ Bond has been compared to Elliot Smith, Micah P Hinson, and Wilco, while his new album reveals all the bombast and ambition of someone who has listened to a fair amount of Dylan or Springsteen, and dreamed.
He's spent years travelling and playing to everyone he could, essentially homeless, while recording a heap of songs including for the breakout solo release You Didn't Know I Was Alphabetical.
Talking about signing with Xtra Mile, PJ said:
“Xtra Mile is one of the rare labels where it seems that they put out music that they truly believe in, and are not so much constrained by genre that they'll question whether or not it is a 'good idea'. This approach by clearly music-loving people is what drew me most to XMR, and was supported by everyone with whom I spoke about them. Honesty, respect, heart, these are the common threads. All in all, I think I've found a lovely home.”