A.A. Bondy is in fact the delivery name (the initials are a symbol of Augeste Arthur) of Scott Bondy, the previous lead vocalist of Birmingham, Alabama’s Southern grunge darlings Verbena, often in comparison to Nirvana for their gritty, intense audio and Bondy’s searing vocals. The music group, which also originally included drummer Les Nuby and bassist Daniel Johnston, was produced when all three had been in senior high school in the first ’90s. Later, vocalist and guitarist Anne Marie Griffin became a member of the trio, after that known as Shallow. Nuby ultimately still left the group and was changed by first Remy Zero drummer Louis Schefano, and following a name transformation to Verbena, the music group released the EP Pilot Recreation area on Merge. Nuby rejoined the music group a year afterwards with time for Verbena’s debut full-length, Souls on the market, which captured the ears of Dave Grohl, who decided to generate the band’s major-label debut, In to the Green. Johnston still left the band, producing Verbena a trio once more, and it had been being a trio that Verbena documented their third record, 2003’s La Musica Negra, before contacting it quits. Bondy retreated to his Catskills house in Palenville in upstate NY, and with time, started writing songs once again, emerging using a stripped-down indie folk audio. He documented and blended his debut single record, American Hearts, in a barn near his house, releasing the task in 2007 in the Superphonic imprint. The record was found by Fats Possum and re-released early in 2008. Another Fat Possum record, Once the Devil’s Loose, made an appearance in ’09 2009, using a third, Believers, pursuing two years afterwards in 2011.