In case you missed it, psychedelic rock is enjoying a beautiful renaissance in 2015, and one of the best up and coming practitioners of the art form are Melbourne quartet Magic America.
We had the absolute privilege of getting the scoop on their music video for the summery breeze of a sophomore single Shock Me Sober and straight loved the heck out of it. Now the guys are out with the Magic America EP, their incredibly auspicious debut.
It’s a five track melting pot of swirling noise, haunting vocals, riffs that jangle in the darkness, gorgeous guitar solos and a raw and organic blend of vintage 60s and 70s psychedelic rock re-imagined for the 21st century. From the slow-burning magic of Comes And Goes to the ultra cool Shock Me Sober, the acoustic-electric duel of I Thought I Told You to the foot-stomping garage rock ballad Holly (my personal favourite because it’s so eerily reminiscent of bands like Steppenwolf or The Zombies), it’s a world-class debut. It may be short and sweet but it will absolutely ensnare your auditory senses.
To celebrate the release of such a fantastic collection of songs, Magic America are treating the East Coast to a tour that kicks off this very weekend in Brisbane. If you want to get your ears around the Magic America EP, it’s out right now via their Bandcamp.
The Magic America EP tour will be at this time of day, in these parts of the country, localised entirely within these venues:
Sat, Sep 26th: The Bearded Lady, Brisbane
Sun, Sep 27th: Sounds Of Sunday, Gold Coast
Fri, Oct 2nd: Baha’s Taco Joint, Rye
Fri, Oct 9th: The Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne (with White Bleaches)
Fri, Oct 16th: Lazy Bones, Marrickville
Sat, Oct 17th: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney