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Here's one review of Brian's music, from the website Can You See the Sunset:
Just who is Brian Bond and why is he so awesome? Well, Will from Sound As Language (also of Beartrap PR who works with Brian Bond) has been raving about Brian for some time now and I’ve got to agree. His recently released full-length Fire & Gold is easily one of my favorite albums of 2009 thus far. It straddles the line between fairly standard (albeit amazing) singer-songwriter fare and indie-folktronica in way that reminds me of a lush(er) more augmented version of Denison Witmer’s Philadelphia Songs. There is a bit of a lo-fi aesthetic (hints of tape hiss and home recording) that just add so much charm and warmth to Fire & Gold that make the already amazing songs even better. From the first note to the last, Brian Bond’s music is as captivating as anything I’ve heard in awhile.
Oddly enough, Brian Bond hails from the punk-rock hotbed of New Brunswick, New Jersey but carries himself without a single ounce of that scene seemingly bleeding into any of his music. Fire & Gold is (instead) an indie pop masterpiece that really gets better every single time I listen to it. His songs are lyrically powerful and nuanced as well as instrumentally interesting. Brian Bond isn’t just a guy with a guitar though. He employs slight electronic manipulations, percussion, keys, strings, and other instrumentation that just adds even more depth to the whole. Even so, writing about Fire & Gold feels cheap and like I’m not doing the music justice. Really, I like this album quite a bit so it’s hard for me to write about it without diving headfirst into hyperbole (even though I’m not exaggerating at all). In summation, Brian Bond’s well-crafted and tuneful indie-pop is delightful. Seriously, fans of Matt Pond and Denison Witmer should take note as you’ve just been handed your new favorite artist and while you’re at it, download his The Thousand Songs EP for free.