MAGIC WANDS : ‘Time’ – single by US dark pop trio out now – from the brand new album ‘Switch

MAGIC WANDS : ‘Time’ – single by US dark pop trio out now – from the brand new album ‘Switch

2nd May 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Magic Wands is a US dark pop outfit originally formed in Nashville by guitarists & vocalists Chris and Dexy Valentine but now based in Los Angeles where they have been joined by drummer Pablo Amador. Their name stems from the gift of a wand from Chris to Dexy when they first started making music together while still living on opposite sides of the country.

The group has released three albums over the last decade on which they have refined a shimmering and cosmic dream-pop sound that incorporates elements of shoegaze, post-punk and goth. Textured guitars, droning synths, and delicate, ethereal vocals combine to create an otherworldly atmosphere.

Armed with songs that have often been praised on both sides of the Atlantic for their euphoric quality, especially in live performance, the trio themselves have remained dedicated to creating music that is both imaginative and emotionally engaging. They have developed a loyal fanbase drawn to their ability to create a sense of mysticism and wonder through their music.

Magic Wands have shared stages with the likes of Radiohead, Slowdive, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Horrors, Deerhunter, The Kills, and The Black Keys. They also played their own headlining tours of the UK and mainland Europe in 2017-18.

Having released a single in late March entitled ‘Joy’, the group have now followed it with ‘Time’. Complemented with a pair of remixes apiece, both are also included on ‘Switch’, a brand new album set for release on 12th May.

1  Prelude
2  Joy
3  Switch
4  Daylight
5  Falling Trees
6  Starbreeze
7  Time
8  Whispers
9  Dream ’92
10  Sea Glass
11  Further Away
12  Candle Sea
13  Joy (Blue Joy Remix by Shadow Mirrors) *
14  Joy (All The Joy Remix by Stargods) *
15  Sea Glass (Sea Remix by Shadow Mirrors) *
16  Time (Misty Lake Remix by Shadow Mirrors) *
17  Clockwork Remix by Stargods) *

* CD & digital formats only

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