We all know that Backhand is God’s favorite band. That’s a given, but few know the origin story to how they became God’s favorite band. Gather round and let me tell you the daring tale of four young men who set out to usurp David as God’s favorite. David might’ve had a secret chord, but Backhand could fucking rock.
The first time I listened to The Upsides of Falling by Falling Faces, I was reading a book I didn’t understand.* After the four-song EP was over, I thought maybe I should try reading without music on. I think I understood even less after that. So my conclusion is that this EP will help you marginally understand whatever it is you’re reading a little better. And that, kids, is a great example on why anecdotal evidence or data can be very unreliable.
There is a playlist on Spotify called “am I in a 00’s teen movie?” that is like millennial middle school nostalgia x1000. It starts off with “Dirty Little Secret” by The All-American Rejects and contains many songs off the Mean Girls, She’s the Man, and A Cinderella Story soundtracks.
I listened to Play Something Uplifting by Salem Witch Doctors while doing my taxes, and I didn’t completely hate it. I believe there’s a lot to be said with that simple fact. It’s really quite the achievement. As I became increasingly frustrated, wishing that we could be like other countries with less painful, easier ways of paying taxes instead of giving into tax software lobbyists, I didn’t become frustrated at the noise entering my ears. More importantly, as I neared the end of this process and became increasingly hangry, I didn’t want to beat up the band, vowing vengeance on all of them and their families.
The first time I heard this song was a clip that starts with the drum fill that leads into the chorus. And I, in my ignorance for all music, thought for a split second, is this a cover of “Everywhere You Look,” the Full House theme song?
"Motivator" by Wait Solstice is nice blend of indie rock and funk. A nice little mocha treat. Like if COIN and Vulfpeck had to come together to create a song or else the world would end. I’m not sure why they’d be put in that position, but if they were forced into such a situation, I imagine that "Motivator" is something that those two bands would come up with to save the world from imminent destruction.