Bound by Substance will be coming on the Andrew Zarian show this Thursday at 8pm eastern to hang out with the crew and do a few songs for us. Also check them out at http://www.boundbysubstance.com
Bound By Substance consists of: Henry Rzonca-Vocals/Keyboards, Dino Colacito-Guitars, Angelo Marino-Bass, and Matt Farina-Drums. All members were born and raised in Queens, NY where they still now reside.
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 a monthly residency at The Bitter End in Manhattan. They have also played clubs such as CBGB's, Webster Hall, Crash Mansion, Snitch, 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 songs have been added to steady rotation on the The Aural Fix Transmission show, 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, Aural Fix 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 has now released in 2008 their sophomore EP Dead Wrong (also mastered by Tom Brick). Working closely with engineer/producer George Marshall (Twisted Sister) of Audio Magick in West Babylon, NY, the band explored a slightly different approach to the BBS sound. Dead Wrong shows a more stripped down, raw, emotional rock sound showcasing all four members’ individual talents. To go along with the release of the new EP BBS now has a revamped website and have also made their songs widely available digitally via iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon MP3 and a slew of other digital retailers.
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. They plan to play at festivals, conventions, and open up for major tours. BBS is definitely moving forward with full force.