The Von Bondies formed in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan at a party house where no one wanted to be the opening act. Says frontman Jason Stollsteimer, "We were having national touring acts play our house for free beer a floor to sleep on and we could never get anyone to go on early. So Don (VB Drummer) and i just started a band to play first. It was called the Baby Killers. i had never even held a guitar."
Their new album--LOVE, HATE AND THEN THERE'S YOU--was recorded in multiple cities, produced by Rick Parker (BRMC), Peter Katis (Interpol) and Butch Walker (Hot Hot Heat), and written Stollsteimer.
LOVE, HATE AND THEN THERE'S YOU is The Von Bondies' third studio album and the first new recordings since March 2004's critically acclaimed PAWN SHOPPE HEART, which featured the single "C'mon C'mon."
The band are releasing an EP titled We Are Kamikazes Aiming Straight for Your Heart. It's available now, via the Von Bondies' MySpace and on their upcoming tour, which takes them across North America and Europe and starts this week in Ann Arbor. More tour dates are in the works including a stop in Austin for SXSW.
THE VON BONDIES:
Jason Stollsteimer - vocals, guitar
Don Blum - drums
Alicia Gbur - keyboards
Matt Lannoo - guitar
Leann Banks - bass