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by Backwords

This band blends modern psychedelics with folk rock and other sonic firecrackers. Based out of Brooklyn and Philadelphia, they take a gulp of harmony, a sip of melody, and a big old swig of that universal experimental noise tonic.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Fossil Fuels
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2. I Am a Road
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3. Shots in the Dark
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4. Look Up and Remember
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5. Jane From Indiana
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6. Inches Above
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7. Islands, Moon
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8. Factory Angels
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9. Four Leaf Clover
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10. Make Make Believe
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11. Running from the War
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12. Hotels
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13. Pepper Spray
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14. I Can't Interpret
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Album Notes
Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love, and Brooklyn, the former home of Walt Whitman, provide the cornerstones of Backwords, a collection of socially aware misfits that hail from the various mileposts of what was once Penn's Woods, and once Iroquois tribal hunting grounds long before that. Our Backwords story, though, starts somewhere in the year 2006 of our Lord G.W., on a southbound road trip where Brian Russ and Ryan Belski birthed the band vocally amidst a smoggy gridlock.

Thus came Backwords, a band driven by the many layers of our reality to write songs that represent all the forces at play. American in its mishmash of what was and what will be, of who speaks and who can't, the songs are a translation of the common history we all, inexplicably, are forced to be a part of. Keeping with the melange, each band member has a distinct influence. John Sheldon, drums, is a metal head/spazmaniac; Linh Truong, keys, a classically trained pianist with rich blues-belting singin’ pipes; Ostyn, bass, is a garage rocking neo-political urbanian; Ryan, guitar, is a jazz wanderer; and Brian Russ, guitar and songwriting, is a miniature subdued cowboy who once wooed South Dakota and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with his folk and roots sounds.

But the soul of Backwords is more than what it was and what it is. Let's just say, it's hard to put into words the magic of how persons come together and make music. But, since I'm writing, I'll say this: Backwords explores the elimination/culmination of genre in its quest towards the jagged coast of psychedelia, where the water is every color, and all songs swim in a wild ocean.


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Diggin it
I saw these guys written up on a guestofaguest and bought the cd on a whim. It's got that rustic, grassroots edge that exists in the early stages of a band. The songs are catchy. I actually found myself singing them in the shower. I recommend it.


deeply heartfelt
I love the album. It is emotional in all directions while never straying too far from its central themes. This album becomes more lucid yet more complicated with each listen. Well worth it!

Lady Jane Grey

The American Beatles
This album has a thread of pop that strings their eclectic mix of psychedelic with alt-country twang. Try tracks 3, 6, 11, 12, 13. It's definitely a new twist on an old sound.

red neck birdy bird

rocks and rolls
A great mix of influences here. Rocks hard and speaks to the soul just enough crunch to keep me rocking. Check it out

john dandy

rockin and rollin
with just enough crunch to keep me rocking this album is a great pick up the whole thing just feels so genuine. rock on backwords


Sweet Sounds
a blend of jazzy funk with a dash of classic rock and a pinch of Dylanese. Backwords has the essence of greatness!