Xondra started when singer Alexondra O'Connell and guitarist Alex Friedlander became friends while pursuing Songwriting degrees at SUNY Purchase's Conservatory Of Music. The pair began writing songs after classes and eventually decided to start a band together. Xondra and her band began as " Your Evil Ex" before it was renamed Xondra and she went solo. The 5 piece band began playing shows around campus and gigging in. NYC and surrounding areas. In October of 2019, she released her first album titled, "Your Evil Ex". The album focuses on themes of love and loss across the spectrum of emotions. From songs like "Forest Fire" and "Bad Bitch" that tackle sexism and freedom of expression to songs like "Everaching" and "Maybe It's Kinda Expected" that are more self-reflective, "Your Evil Ex" puts vulnerability and feeling your feelings to center stage. Xondra's live band currently consists of Alexondra O'Connell (vocals), Alexander Friedlander ( lead guitar), Jorge Portero ( rhythm guitarist), and Bridgette Hoth (bassist). Xondra most recently released "I wrote this instead of calling you" in August of 2021. She is recording and working on a new project currently set to be released Spring of 2022
"Xondra's vocals are
distinct and her lyrics, hard hitting"
- Purchase Beat