Once upon a time, I had a radio show that only played bands currently performing in the District. That show is super dead, so we’ve resurrected it (with way more words and far less radio) in the form of this column. Every day I’ll review a song from a band playing in D.C. that night. The rules are, 1. I can only listen to the song once and 2. I only have until the end of the song to finish my review.
AA BONDY – AMERICAN HEARTS
Everything sounds weird so far. That’s usually a good sign. This is super sad. I mean, very little has happened in this song, but AA Bondy just sounds like a sad person. He sings as if he has never been happy in his entire life. It’s pretty great. The best kind of folk music is definitely the depressing kind and this song is packed with all sorts of sad shit. A++. Go see him.