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One Last Waltz at Glasslands

In December of 2009 we got asked to join a bill with a band called Heliotropes at Glasslands.  That was our first time in the venue.  We would go on to play there around a dozen more times over the years, including an album release party for our record, By the Neck.  But I remember having this feeling immediately after our first show there, that Glasslands was a big game changer for us.  It was a misty cold night down there on Kent, and there weren’t even really that many people at the show.  But it didn’t matter – I felt something different.  That the people who came out to see shows at Glasslands were actually like-minded artists and true patrons of indie music, forward-thinking art, i.e., this was the first time I feel like we locked into a sense of community in Brooklyn – a “scene.”  And Glasslands was indeed a real scene, in the most positive sense of that word.  I don’t think there is a venue in New York that I personally spent more time in, from supporting friends bands, or going to see touring acts, or just stopping in to hang.  The people behind Glasslands, from Popgun to prior, have been nothing but the kindest of souls to us, always true to their vision, and always promoting art over general money making, capitalistic entertainment.

There’s no doubt in my mind that as New York City morphs, other Glasslands’ will pop up – venues that actually care about music, run by artists who care about art – and I know that some already have.  But for this humble guy who moved here hoping to bring a yet another pop-band into this city, Glasslands has been essential to my personal growth as an artist and musician.  And in many ways, how Backwords has been able to stay afloat these past seven years, has a lot to do with this venue space.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be playing one last show with Dragons of Zynth and Economy Punk, (Tues, Dec 23rd, 2014), in this magical space before its doors forever close.

Popgun and everyone involved with making Glasslands happen over these – thanks for all you have done – it is because of your efforts, people like you and spaces like yours, that New York City has an artistic, innovative, and creative soul.

Peace to All in 2015,
Brian & Backwords

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“Nest” – Release Details

We’re pleased to announce that our new album Nest will be released via Campers’ Rule Records:

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014.

* limited edition purple cassettes *

TRACK LISTING:

01 – I’m Not Lying
02 – Heart Stopped Beating
03 – Gloria
04 – Waiting for the Weekend
05 – Waves of Summer
06 – Small Again
07 – Notice Me
08 – Table For One
09 – (There Goes My) Heart Again
10 – That’s Where I’ve Been

Backwords will celebrating the release of Nest at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn:

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

BABY’S ALL RIGHT

146 Broadway

w/ friends:

Wild Yaks
Dead Stars
Radical Dads

RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/689664141113481/

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“Nest” Artwork Revealed

nestartNest, our 2014 to-be-released album

We’ve settled on the final artwork.  The album’s finished.  Mastered, ready to go.  Up next, a release date.  Stay tuned…  Looking at late summer or early fall 2014.

which one will it be?

some possible covers for our eventual 2013 release “Nest”

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just a little preview…

of what’s to come…

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// 4 2012 CMJ SHOWCASES //

We’re happy to announce that we will be playing 4 CMJ shows this year.  Click on any poster for further details.

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THE DELI PRESENTS:

7:00pm @ THE DELANCEY

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CAMPERS’ RULE // PERMANENT WAVE // GREENPOINTERS PRESENT:

9:00pm @ PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

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CAMPERS’ RULE RECORDS PRESENTS:

11:00pm @ MUCHMORE’S

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CAMPERS’ RULE RECORDS PRESENTS:

9:30pm @ LEGION

recording at 5D studios.. bklyn ♥

IMAGES FROM THE ROAD // SPRING 2012



SXSW SPRING 2012 TOUR // “BY THE NECK” OUT

“By the Neck” has been officially released! (March 6th, 2012)

You can buy a copy for $10 on our bandcamp:

backwords.bandcamp.com

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WE BE ON THE ROAD THIS MARCH:

“BY THE NECK” AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

We holed up for a few months – recorded a new album –

titled it “By the Neck” – thought about Twenty Twelve a bit – wondered…

and now, we’re releasing it.

PRE _ ORDER _ NOW _ COMES _ WITH _ 11 _ MUSIC _ VIDEOS _ ON _ DVD

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