Backseat Virgins
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Jul
07
Backseat Virgins @ OttoBar

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Apr
19
Backseat Virgins @ Egans

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Apr
14
Backseat Virgins @ Cave 9

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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BACKSEAT VIRGINS - Born Again
(www.insubordinationrecords.com)
"The Backseat Virgins offer up well crafted pop-punk with male and female lead vocal duties and harmonies. Hailing from the deep south (Birmingham, Alabama) the Backseat Virgins are a nice mix of Beach Boys influenced pop music and 50's rock; with nods to the Travoltas, and The Queers. One thing that definitely sets this album apart (and above) from 95% of pop-punk coming out today are Neeta's vocals. Her voice is sweeter than a spoonful of sugar (no cliche left behind) and reminds me of Lisa Marr (Cub, Buck) at times. The songs are bouncy, catchy, and while the lyrics cover the standard pop-punk topics they're not stale enough to induce cringing." - Trevor Spaulding
- Jersey Beat


Discography

"Born Again" 13 track album on Insubordination Records (2007)

"Can't Take It" track on "Pop Punk's Not Dead" Compilation CD on Go Kart Records (2007).

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Bio

The story begins in 2002 at an all age club in Anniston Alabama called 1213 Rock Shows.

I was playing bass in the Parasites but once Dave moved back north, it was time to focus attention on booking, boozing, and pizza delivery.

The lack of local talent was so bad at the time that I basically had to start my own band just to have enough locals to open up for the touring bands.
We were able to play on the same bill as Groovie Ghoulies, Mr T Experience, Teen Idols, Darlington, Squirtgun, Even in Blackouts, Pink Spiders, etc.. and didn't even have to leave town.

The band took a break in 2004, when 1213 closed it's doors and I moved to Birmingham to play bass for the mighty Model Citizen.
With an absence of a club to keep me completely stressed out and take years from my life, I decided it was time to reform BSV in the Magic City. I've been here for almost 3 years and I have yet to see this magic they speak of but anyways.

Actually the real reason I decided to start BSV up again was a girl singing along to Nikki and the Corvettes "Backseat Love" on acoustic at my apartment. Neeta was a friend of a friend and we hit it off immediately due to our love of vocal harmony. We played acoustic shows for most of 2005 and once we got enough vegetables thrown at our faces, we decided it was time return to the world of electric.

2006 started with a bang in January when BSV would return to Anniston for the first time in 2 years. We hit the stage and was in the process of kicking ass when disaster reared it's ugly head. To make a long story short, the show was stopped in the middle of our set and we were forced to get our equipment out in the rain. I trip on the stairs and the rest is history. Another break for BSV due to my broken back.

After the healing process, Neesie caught our set while she was in town visiting from Memphis. She mentioned that she played bass and loved the music so we gave her a shot. She worked out great and I switched over to guitar. I don't know what kind of brain disorder made this girl leave Sacramento for the southern states but I guess we lucked out.

Model Citizen wasn't playing much due to the Dexateens and Paul Wine Jones taking up most of Matt's time so I asked Mike to play drums for BSV. Mike has been playing drums since he was 4 and has been known for his undomesticated behavior in Birmingham ever since.

We recorded our first full length in October 2006 at Bushido Studios with pop punk madman, Tim Boiken, of Shame Idols and the Lolas.
"Born Again" will be available from Insubordination Records on March 1st 2007.

There will be an east coast tour in the summer and we are half way through writing our second album that will also be released on Insubordination Records.
-Rapid Randy