The album, which will be released November 10th on both vinyl and CD formats, is now up for pre-order from the label. Black Numbers will press 300 copies of the LP (100 white, 200 blue), as well as a short run (200) of hand-screened CDs with liner notes personally written by PJ. No two of these limited edition discs are alike. There is an “official” CD version of You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical as well. To grab a copy (or all three), go here.
Beside Outsmarting Simon, Bond has also been a member of The Color Fred, Charlotte Sometimes, Marigold and Communipaw (with brother, Brian Bond). In comparison to previous endeavors, Alphabetical is decidedly more organic, homespun affair – a heartfelt slice of creaky, back porch Americana tossed against a perfectly catchy pop backdrop. Still, the record has a little bit of everything, from rustic, uptempo alt-country rockers to haunting, melancholy acoustic offerings and sweetly infectious indie numbers. For fans of Rocky Votolato, Neutral Milk Hotel, Whiskeytown and Elliott Smith.
Listen to “You, Too” (free mp3)
On a related note, Bond has given up his permanent residence, dedicating a year of his life to living on the road, bunking with friends, family, fans and even strangers, and playing as many shows in between. He chronicles his nomadic adventures on his blog, Year Of A Thousand Roommates. Check it out!
There will be extensive touring of the East Coast and Midwest in November. Before that though, Bond will travel to the UK for two weeks of shows beginning on October 2nd.
OCT 02 – London, UK @ The Miller
OCT 03 – Wednesbury, UK @ St. Mary’s Club
OCT 05 – Nottingham, UK @ Speakeasy
OCT 06 – Leeds, UK @ The Wellington
OCT 07 – Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note
OCT 08 – Aberdeen, UK @ Cafe Drummonds
OCT 09 – Girvan, UK @ Z1 Youth Club
OCT 10 – North Berwick, UK @ The Dalrymple Arms
OCT 11 – Bradford, UK @ The 1 in 12
OCT 12 – Stoke, UK @ Harry’s Bar
OCT 13 – Swansea, UK @ Mozart’s
OCT 15 – London, UK @ TBA
OCT 16 – Folkestone, UK @ TBA