Maya Bond

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Maya Bond
Born (2000-08-05) August 5, 2000 (age 14)
Osaka, Japan
Origin Austin, Texas, United States
Genres Indie, avant-garde
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, drummer
Instruments Vocals, drums, piano
Years active 2004–2009
Labels Business Deal Records, Ellahy Amen

Maya Bond (Japanese: マヤ ボンド; born August 5, 2000 in Osaka, Japan) is a former Japanese-born American indie and avant-garde music singer-songwriter and drummer from Austin, Texas. She is the daughter of musician and composer T.W. Bond.

Bond is most notable for her 2004 debut, Pink Drums, Purple Lights, which she is credited for writing all the song lyrics to.[1] Although Bond was never actually signed to Business Deal Records, she is still linked to their roster as an artist.[2] Her debut was released on Ellahy Amen Records in 2004. In 2009, Bond retired from music.

Biography[edit]

Bond was born in Osaka, Japan in 2000 and is the daughter of musician and composer, T.W. Bond. Haggard and Halloo stated in their article that Bond's paternal grandmother was a runaway from a Cherokee reservation.[3]

At the age of four, Bond released her first album in 2004 after being influenced by her father, who was in many bands during his career. In an interview Bond did for KEYE-TV, she stated she wanted to create an album after watching her father write and record music. Her debut was released in late 2004. Bond, as of 2008, is still performing, promoting her music, often fronting with older band members.[4]

Her father is currently a member of Count Dracula's Weed Smugglin' Jam Engine, a band signed to the Business Deal Records roster. However, he is also a composer, who once composed music for the Italian foreign film, Il Circo Cinese.[3] According to the Houston Press, her songs "showcase the wondrous mind of a four-year-old – one that is scatological and delightfully morbid."[5]

Ellahy Amen Records[edit]

In 2004, Bond was signed to Ellahy Amen Records, an independent avant-garde label created by avant-garde musician and former Pigface member Leila Bela. Bond launched a tour with Bela and was written about in Newsweek magazine alongside Smoosh, The Muldoons and the Tiny Masters of Today. In the article, Newsweek stated that Bond was already a favorite of Gorilla vs. Bear, a popular MP3 blog.[6]

"Cute Papa" was featured on Business Deal’s Top 40 of 2005 compilation, as well as Gorilla vs. Bear’s Best of 2005 mixtape.

In 2009, Bond's website and MySpace account were both taken down. Her record label, Ellahy Amen, left an official statement on the matter:

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Cover
2004 Pink Drums, Purple Lights

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Business Deal: Top 40 of 2005 (2005) ("Cute Papa" and "Spooky Story")
  • Gorilla vs. Bear’s Austin Mixtape (2006) ("Cute Papa")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schroeder, Audra (2002). "Maya Bond". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2006. 
  2. ^ "Business deal happenings". gorillavsbear.net. 2006-09-20. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Author Bios". Haggard and halloo. 2007. Retrieved 2007. 
  4. ^ Machkovech, Sam (2006). "Odds and Ends". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 2007. 
  5. ^ Nova Lomax, John (2002). "Maya Bond Pink Drums, Purple Lights". Houston Press. Retrieved 2007. 
  6. ^ Romano, Andrew (2006). "Music: Middle School of Rock". Newsweek Magazine. Retrieved 2007. 

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