The Von Bondies ‘Pale Bride’ Video

The Von Bondies are out with the video to their new single ‘Pale Bride’, the first release off the Detroit, Michigan alternative rock group’s third studio album ‘Love, Hate and Then There’s You’, out now on Majordomo Records. Watch it below.

San Diego Street Scene 2005 – Day Two

311, Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, The Used, Unwritten Law, and Von Bondies performed at San Diego Street Scene 2005 – Day Two on Saturday (July 30) at Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot in San Diego, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.

The Von Bondies Like To Pose

Dan Aquilante of the New York Post reviewed the Von Bondies gig at Irving Plaza on Monday, hardly impressed with guitarist/singer Jason Stollsteimer and crew. He writes, “This is a band that likes to pose — which you can tell by Stollsteimer’s well-groomed scruffiness, from his chic hairdo to his $200 Paper Denim & Cloth jeans. This is a guy who’s practiced his ugly face in front of a mirror while singing into his hairbrush. When Stollsteimer was playing a lead on his electric six-string late in the show, he got weak knees and dropped to the stage floor. There’s always the possibility that he actually was moved by the intensity of the music he was making — but it seemed like a hollow stage trick.” The full review at has since been removed.

Von Bondies Bassist Just Wants To Play

The Von Bondies bassist Carrie Smith tells Charity VanDeberg of Zero magazine that when the band’s songs have both Jason Stollsteimer vocals and the female backing vocals, it tends to play off of each other. “Jason’s a very emotional singer and our backing vocals are usually a little more deadpan, like ‘Yeah, whatever Jason.’ It has to do with the storytelling,” she said. Carrie says that while she enjoys singing, ultimately, she is in a band to play music. “My job is to get up on the stage every night and play bass,” she said. “I can’t say that I particularly relish all the press that we have to do. To me, that’s just extra stuff. I’ll put up with it. I have to do it. But for me it’s a lot more fun and more of the point to actually play. If we never had to do another TV show, I might be happy.”

The full story at has since been removed (the site has shut down).

Von Bondies Bassist’s Rap Secret

Jason Stollsteimer from the Von Bondies has revealed bass player Carrie Smith has a secret skill – she can actually rap – well breathe, anyway. “Her rap is like heavy breathing – in fact we have a song like that,” Jason told Radio 1.

On TV: Gene Simmons, Von Bondies, The Sounds

Rock acts on television this week include KISS frontman Gene Simmons, who appears on ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ on Monday; Von Bondies, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Wednesday; Vast, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday; the Sounds, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; the Secret Machines, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ on Thursday; and the Calling, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn’ on Thurday.

11th Annual Live 105.3’s BFD Photos

Yellowcard, The Strokes, and The Von Bondies performed at the 11th Annual Live 105.3’s BFD (Big Friggin Deal) on Friday (June 11) at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Check out pictures from GettyImages.