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Recorded in the dead of summer in a large open warehouse space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn – their up-coming release "Nest" is an album of growth, openness, and change. Pulling influence from the multi-songwriter, multi-lead-vocalist approach of Fleetwood Mac’s quintessential albums "Rumours" and "Tusk," "Nest" is an eclectic mix of songs, where different band members are in the spotlight at different times. Energized by the raw emotional outpouring and humanness of the Stones, "Exile on Main St.," songs like “Waiting for the Weekend” and “Gloria” burst forth with an undeniable honesty in everything from lyrical content, to vocal delivery, to the natural way in which band recorded each track - live, all at once, and all together with the 95 degree August heat sweltering through the warehouse. There are bits of Pop, Motown, Garage, Blues, Surf, Soul, Folk and Psychedelia scattered throughout "Nest." There is also a sense of experimentation - of shedding light on new forms of art. Horn sections of out sync with each other. Vocals recorded in reverse and used as atmospheric layers. And buried under synth textures, a looped field recording from an Occupy Wall St. protest in New York City serves as the backdrop and actual backbeat of the song “Notice Me.” Backwords never intends to stick to a formula, and that couldn’t be more evident here on "Nest."


released September 16, 2014

Recorderd by Babi Pal at 5D Studios in Sunset Park, Brooklyn:

03 & 04 mixed by Yale Yng-Wong:

07 mixed by Brian Russ

all others mixed by Zac Meyer

Mastered by Brian Russ at Campers' Rule Records:

A poem by Emily Dickinson appears on 09 as read by Lauren Belski:

© 2014 Campers’ Rule Records.


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“With 60s girl group vocals that are cut with a harshness that recalls Pavement, this quartet isn’t afraid to push towards psychedelic edges.” – THE WILD HONEY PIE

“Mellow folk pop.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Their acidic folk-pop can be striking.” – POP MATTERS
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