About Sunset in the Rearview:
Sunset in the Rearview is a music blog started in December 2008 that features mainly indie-rock and hip-hop. We also feature mashups and some electronic tunes. Some days, though, all we want is some softer folk music. No matter what the genre, we’ll provide you with new music every day and typically some fun reading to go along with it.
Sunset was founded by Lydia Simmons in 2008. It started simply as a way to share great music, but has evolved into a collection of new music, reviews, interviews, news, and more. It’s different from the thousands of other music blogs in that it’s not racing to post the newest music first; we serve as a bit of a filter. We give the music a good listen before posting it, making sure that we can say something worth your time reading when we do end up posting it.
- Mashup Monday
- Tape Tuesday (first Tuesday of every month, we post a downloadable mixtape based around a theme)
- 5 Best Dance Songs of the Week
- Best of the Month (last day of every month, we post a downloadable mixtape with the best new songs)
- Best of the Year
- Straight Talk Sunday (Lydia’s thoughts on life)
More about the Founder, Lydia Simmons:
Things I’m obsessed with beyond music: issues surrounding human rights, the NBA, college football, optimism, my family, food, my cat, Twitter…I could probably keep going, but I’ll stop. I smile a lot. I lived in Kenya for 4 months, and those were arguably the best 4 months of my life. I have a day job in social media at a software company and I love it.