Backseat Beat is more than just an old Volvo and a handful of Flip cameras. We use our cameras and each band’s musical performances to transform overlooked urban locations from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops, to be shared on this site and elsewhere.
For our inaugural episode, the gentlemen of Moomaw and That Blasted Hound volunteered to be our musical guinea pigs. Nathan Moomaw and Davyd Nereo at the time were preparing to take Europe by storm with their shared recording project, which they call Pangealogical.
Typically playing solo but occasionally taking the stage with a band, Moomaw uses a ridiculous number of pedals, loops, and instruments to create a psychedelic soundscape where folk meets disco to trippy effect. That Blasted Hound offers reflective, gentle acoustic melodies that roam lyrically through every corner of Davyd’s wondering and wandering mind. As Pangealogical, they together create beautiful harmonies on each other’s songs, and the effect is both achingly simply and impressively complex. You can find Moomaw’s albums, as well as Pangealogical, on the Gazebo Music website. That Blasted Hound can be found on myspace, as well as on the BeatBeat Whisper website, Davyd’s other project.
Thanks for taking our first ride with us! Be sure to check back often, as we’ll be posting two new episodes every month. Email us with questions, comments, or if you would like your band to take a spin in the back seat.