Bound By Substance

Bound By Substance

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Bound By Substance captures high energy aggression and sadness using pummeling rhythms and riffs with a dose of melody and sturdy vocals. The energy of Stone Temple Pilots meets the attitude of Alice in Chains.

Biography

Although their sound is often described as a blend of early 70's rock and early 90's grunge, there is something else - a rare quality to the music of BBS. While Farina and Marino bring solid rhythmic movements and distinctive bass lines, Colacito builds complex moods by combining the two elements of tranquilizing arpeggios and aggressive riffs. To complete BBS’s sound, Rzonca adds a few more layers of colors with his soothing vocals and bright piano/organ melodies. The sounds of BBS share the same feel Tim Burton created in the film, Edward Scissorhands, the feel that has a perfect balance of darkness and haunting beauty as well as a coexistence of joy and despair. BBS believes depicting dramatic contrast within its music allows it to capture conflicting emotions that are deeply intertwined.

BBS is no stranger to the New York City music scene. Over the years BBS has actively played the New York City club scene. Currently, they have monthly residencies at The Bitter End and Snitch in Manhattan. They have also played clubs such as CBGB's, Webster Hall, Crash Mansion, The Continental, Don Hills, Orange Bear, The Knitting Factory, The Pussy Cat Lounge, Kenny's Castaways, and Ace of Clubs. They have played some successful college campus shows at St. John’s University and Colgate University in New York. Out in Long Island BBS has played The Dublin Pub, Katie’s of Smithtown, McCoy’s, and Mulcahey’s. They have also played several shows out of their home state. They have performed at the famous Starland Ballroom of Sayreville, NJ, Love Sexy of Secaucus, NJ and The Velvet Lounge in Washington D.C. BBS has also been featured on internet radio broadcasts on pumpmanlive.com and xformstudios.com. BBS songs have been added to steady rotation on the Long Island based RadioX.fm, WUSB Stonybrook, and WRAM 89.3 FM from Farmingdale State University. BBS displayed their music for the large crowds of The Vans Warped Tour in the summer of 2006 playing inside The Dr. Mad Vibes Tent which is a solo project of Fishbone legend Angelo Moore. BBS has also taken part in multiple Battle Of The Bands tournaments over the past 2 years placing in the top 10 for every single one. These tournaments, which featured thousands of bands, included the Emergenza Festival, MEANY Fest, Jerseyshows, and the Good Times Music Magazine Battle. They have been featured in papers such as the Good Times Music Magazine, Queens Tribune, Queens Chronicle, Queens Courier, the Astoria Gazette and the nationally distributed paper, "The Inside Connection." BBS has also been reviewed on the web at bootleggerschronicles.com.

BBS has produced a five song E.P. entitled Rusted Time. It was recorded at Cove City Sound Studio in Glen Cove, New York under the close tutelage of Richie Cannata, sax player for Billy Joel among others. The band also worked personally with Tom Brick at Absolute Audio while mastering their E.P. They have also put together a music video for the song Mediate, which was directed by Chris LoBello of indierockfilms.com.

BBS is continuing to work on branching out and musically exposing themselves to new and bigger markets. They are moving along at a fast pace by booking more college campus shows, playing different NYC clubs, getting more press coverage from larger publications and doing more radio interviews. BBS has big plans for the rest of 2008 with the upcoming spring release of their second EP Dead Wrong. They will be featured on the cover of Aural Fix Magazine and plan to play at festivals, conventions, and open up for major tours. BBS is definitely moving forward with full force.

Discography

Dead Wrong - 2008
Rusted Time - 2005

Tracks from Dead Wrong and Rusted Time are available for streaming on our website - www.boundbysubstance.com

Radio Play:
RADIO X 94.7, 94.9 and 104.5 FM
Show: RADIO XPOSED - Friday’s and Sunday’s at 7pm
Email: thej@radiox.fm
URL: http://radiox.fm/radioxposed/index.htm

RADIO X 94.7, 94.9 and 104.5 FM
Show: INDIE CONNECTION - Friday’s at 8pm
Email: info@insidecx.com
Phone: (631) 981-8231
Fax: (631) 981-8424
URL: http://www.insidecx.com/indieconnection.asp

WUSB 90.1 FM (Stony Brook University)
Show: LOCAL INSOMNIAC MUSIC - Wednesday’s at Midnight
Email: localmusic@wusb.fm
Phone: (631) 632-WUSB (9872) or (631) 632-6901
URL: http://wusb.fm/website/index.shtml

WHPC 90.3 FM (Nassau Community College)
Show: THE OUTLET - Saturdays at 3pm
Email: whpc@ncc.edu
Phone: (516) 572-7440
Fax: 516-572-7831
URL: http://www.ncc.edu/About/WHPCRadioStation/

Radio Crystal Blue
Show: Live 365 - Sunday's from 5:45 PM - 1 AM ET
Email: cblue456@optonline.net
URL: http://www.radiocrystalblue.com

RAM RADIO - WRAM 89.3 FM (SUNY Farmingdale University)
Show: RAT RADIO - Tuesday’s & Thursday’s from 4-7pm
Email: DJRATSICK@RatRadioOnline.com
Phone: (631) 420-2219
URL: http://www.ratradioonline.com or http://www.myspace.com/ratradio893

A.D. RADIO NETWORK
Show: Streaming 24/7
Email: adradionetwork@comcast.net
URL: http://www.adradionetwork.com

Set List

Bound By Substance is an original band. Their set lists include a wide range of their own tunes lasting anywhere between a half hour to two hours with a surprise cover song or two sometimes thrown in. Bands that BBS has covered in the past include: Allman Brothers Band, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Stone Temple Pilots, Queen, Alice in Chains, and many other similar bands.