My life without music would just be sad. I couldn’t do it. It’s definitely one of those things that helps right my day when I’ve had a bad one. It helps keep me going when I don’t think I have anything left in the gas tank. It’s my friend when I don’t have one available; it speaks for me when I can’t find the words. I just love music. It also really helps keep me “merry” during the holiday season when people are getting cranky and forgetting the holidays are supposed to be about.
Fortunately, via WordPress, I have been able to find a site chalk full of writers who feel similarly. I can’t remember exactly how I found Backseat Mafia, but I know that I thoroughly enjoy what they have to say and the music they introduce me to, assuming I get around to reading what they post. I sadly must confess that I’ve been a bit of a slacker and haven’t read as much of their recent works because I’ve been so busy. With multiple writers at Backseat Mafia, I can’t always keep up either. It’s virtually an online music magazine and they review songs and albums mostly for underground music but there is also some pop culture artists on occasion that make the site. They’re really wonderful writers – very insightful.
The thing about this lovely group is they do write about more than just music. There is art on their site and they have a section for film reviews also. Again, I have to admit to not following those other reviews as much but I would be willing to wager that those reviews are just as good and thorough.
My main draw to Backseat Mafia is simply that they introduce me to new music. I don’t listen to the radio much these days so it’s nice to have an outlet that showing me that there is good new music coming out. Granted, most of it isn’t in the U.S. so it’s a little more work on occasion finding these bands and individual artists but that’s okay. I enjoy it regardless. So without further adieu, I want to use this week’s select-a-set to showcase some of the music this wonderful site has introduced me too. I hope you enjoy! Please check them out also – you may just find something you like.
First – Editors – “The Weight.” I’m not even going to try to explain this ha! I’m going to leave it to Jim, the originator of Backseat Mafia, to review this. He discusses the whole album.
Second – Lion Bark – “Two Prongs.” I really enjoyed the lighthearted feel of this song.
Third – Hurts – “Somebody to Die For.” This song right here is my absolute favorite of what I’ve encountered on Backseat Mafia so far. I really enjoy the other music they have also. This man’s voice is so soothing to me and the synthpop (I guess that’s what they call it these days) is so lovely! I find him to be fairly easy on the eyes too. Just saying.