|Instruments Vocals, drums, piano|
Albums Pink Drums, Purple Lights
|Name Maya Bond|
Years active 2004–2009
Genres Indie rock, Avant-garde
|Born August 5, 2000 (age 15)
Osaka, Japan (2000-08-05) |
Origin Austin, Texas, United States
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, drummer
Record labels Business Deal Records, Ellahy Amen Records
Maya Bond (Japanese: ; born August 5, 2000 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese-born American singer and musician. 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. Although Bond was never actually signed to Business Deal Records, she is still linked to their roster as an artist. Her debut was released on Ellahy Amen Records in 2004. In 2009, Bond retired from music.
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.
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.
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. According to the Houston Press, her songs "showcase the wondrous mind of a four-year-old – one that is scatological and delightfully morbid."
Ellahy Amen Records
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.
"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: