We've heard that Paramore's Hayley Williams and Twilight star Robert Pattinson are in the market for a duet. Shame someone didn't check out A.A. Bondy's Daytrotter session earlier this year and assign them to cover "Oh The Vampyre," an as-yet-unreleased track from the former Verbena singer's solo ouerve. With vampires now trumping zombies and werewolves, this is about as slick a commercial move as Bondy's capable of -- which isn't very -- so if Hayley and Robert take a pass, can our HBO peeps see about the closing credits of True Blood? As promised, we took the cams to Bondy's recent Great Scott set and came back with a new, full-band version of the "Vampyre" song, plus a version of "Black Rain, Black Rain" from his fantastic solo debut American Hearts
We've been privately gushing over former Verbena frontman Scott AA Bondy's solo record American Hearts (Fat Possum) for about a year now -- we doubt that he'd consider it a compliment to hear us compare it to anything as cliche as Ryan Adams' Heartbreaker or the first Velvet Underground album, but that's unironic high praise in this cube.