“Keep me out of country in the word/Deal the porch is leading us absurd.”
– R.E.M, “Radio Free Europe”
When starting this blog several years ago, I couldn’t think of a name for it. Since this is a music blog, I decided to look to one of my earliest musical obsessions for inspiration: R.E.M. I can’t remember why exactly I chose Leading Us Absurd, since it doesn’t make much sense within the context of “Radio Free Europe” or for the blog, other than I thought it sounded cool and unique.
Leading Us Absurd exists solely because I love music and like to write about it. If you like to check out new and interesting artists of various genres, you’ll find plenty of that here. I also try to include thoughts and musing on established artists I like or find interesting (though I don’t do that as often as I’d like).
– Matt Satterfield
Questions? Concerns? Love letters? Email me at: matt [at] leadingusabsurd.com.
Praise for Leading Us Absurd:
“The MuseBox loves sending our press releases to Matt at Leading Us Absurd. He is very thorough with his writing and his research, and helps our artists get great exposure. We’re always so happy with the pieces he creates!” – The Musebox
“Was easy to dig into my music with Matt Satterfield. He is able to intruit the genesis of a sound; he guessed some of the more subtle sources of inspiration for my album going into our interview.” – Sonia Kreitzer, Doe Paoro
“Leading Us Absurd is one of those rare blogs that pays homage to the classic as well as the current sonic edge in the music world. Pure knowledge & respect without the pretentiousness. Yep, I said it!” – Kelsey Warren, pILLOW tHEORY
“It was a pleasure discussing our process and music with Matt Satterfield. He asked thoughtful questions that really addressed the sounds – which isn’t always the case – and is clearly passionate about music and music journalism. I won’t be surprised to see his name on more and more bylines and interview pieces.” – Zachary Meyer, Dust Engineers