If Bond sounds a bit saintly, or at least naive, don't be fooled. He says it's the popular media, and the market-driven music industry, "that are to blame for that missing spirit of exploration which really is so important to the art of music."
So much for bootlicking the labels.
Band Marino, always with the pranks
Band Marino performs with the Empties on Thursday, April 19, at 9:00 p.m. at Studio A, 60 NE 11th St, Miami. Admission is $8; those 21 and over are welcome with ID. Call 305-358-7625, or visit www.studioamiami.com.
For now Bond and his mates are hard at work putting together a tour for May, which will pair the band up with the Modern Skirts, a pop-rock crew from Athens, Georgia. But don't be surprised if the band finds itself called up to the big leagues in the coming months. That's what happens when you put out an album of irresistible pop gems.