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The Backseat Lovers


  1. 1.
    Maple Syrup
  2. 2.
    Out of Tune
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
    Still a Friend
  5. 5.
    Elevator Days
The Backseat Lovers is a young, four piece indie rock band based in Salt Lake City.
Josh Harmon: lead singer/guitar (18)
Jonas Swanson: lead guitar/bg vocals (18)
Ethan Christensen: bass player (19)
Juice Welch: drummer (22)
The band started when Josh, having heard of local drummer Juice Welch, introduced himself and asked if he wanted to start a band. They immediately started working on arrangements for some of Josh's songs. Later Josh met lead guitarist and vocalist Jonas Swanson while waiting in line for an open mic at the Velour in Provo city. Neither of them got on the list to play that night, so they sat on a park bench outside the venue and played their songs to each other until they ran out stuff to play. Josh invited Jonas to come down and play with he and Juice, and asked if he had any friends that played bass. Jonas decided to bring Ethan (his bass player for his band at the time) along for their first jam session. It was that night that Out of Tune, a song Josh had been holding onto since he was 16, came to life when they arranged it as a group.
In spring of 2018 the band began recording together. They released their self produced EP Elevator Days on June 3, 2018 and played their first show a few short weeks after.

The Lovers hit the studio in August 2018 to record their new record, which Josh says is a collection of songs that showcases the band’s writing chemistry on a whole new level. The full length LP is scheduled to release in December of 2018


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