The Von Bondies Biography
This Alternative-Rock band emerged from the Detroit, Michigan USA, underground garage scene in 2000 when four young musicians, vocalist + guitarist Jason Stollsteimer, guitarist Marcie Bolen, bassist Carrie Smith and drummer Donny Blum, decided to make music together.
In August 2001, with a year of steady gigging behind them, The Von Bondies released their full-length debut disc, "Lack Of Communication", produced by their compatriot Jack White of The White Stripes; the band then embarked on its first European tour with The Whites.
Two years later the foursome issued "Raw And Rare", a collection of live BBC recordings as well as two tracks specially recorded for this release.
The Von Bondies' debut for Sire Records, "Pawn Shoppe Heart",
was released in February 2004; the group's second studio album managed
to scrape into The Billboard 200 and hit #8 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers
chart while the lead single, "C'mon C'mon", worked its way into
the top 30 of The Modern Rock chart.
Following the album's release a flurry of personnel changes ensued, with Smith replaced by bass player Yasmine Smith and then Leann Banks; two years later Bolen also left the band, Christy Hunt stepped in as the rhythm guitarist and the group eventually signed with Majordomo Records.
Featuring the single "Pale Bride", the long anticipated next album, "Love Hate And Then There's You", arrived in February 2009 to little fanfare and before the guys called it a day in summer 2011.