Up and coming indie duo Magic Wands have released their anticipated full-length debut, Aloha Moon, via Bright Antenna/ILG. Early praise comes from SPIN, who declares their first single “Space” “…a sexy and propulsive stunner.”
Magic Wands first garnered attention with the release of a noteworthy EP, Magic Love & Dreams, which quickly drew praise from publications like Nylon who applauded their “sparkling, psychedelic-pop gems.” The band honed their live chops, expanded to a four piece, solidifying their fanbase touring and playing shows alongside The Kills, The Horrors, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, The Virgins, Black Kids, and The Jesus & Mary Chain, as well as appearances at Coachella 2013, SXSW, Noise Pop, Lollapalooza, Oracle World Music Festival, Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival and School Night! at Bardot.
Their debut full-length, Aloha Moon, is a cosmic dance through a universe where voices echo, keyboards shimmer and guitars splash like giant waves on a distant planet’s shores. Having ambiguously dubbed their sound “lovewave,” each track is distinctly different yet all share the common theme of spaced-out tropical dreams, which isn’t surprising when one considers the disparate locations where Aloha Moon was made: San Francisco Bay, a cabin in the hills of Echo Park Los Angles and under the stars of the Palm Desert at night. Some of the tracks on Aloha Moon were mixed by acclaimed producer Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem).
Here is what the press said about Magic Wands:
“ ‘Space’ is the first single from the band’s debut full-length, Aloha Moon, and it’s a sexy and propulsive stunner. Dexy and Chris Valentine build an atmospheric and cutting guitar soundscape that beautifully foreground’s the former’s compellingly stoic vocal. It’s just a really cool song, suggestive of the darker side of ’80s pop and brighter side of falling in love.” – SPIN
“It’s the classic story: Boy meets girl on MySpace; girl gives boy a luminescent heart lamp; boy and girl start a band and score opening slots for the Kills and the Horrors. Magic Wands is Chris and Dexy Valentine, a husband and wife to-be who make sparkling, psychedelic-pop gems with names like ‘Teenage Love’ and ‘Kaleidoscope Hearts’.” – Nylon
The band is currently in the studio working on their new EP “Imaginarium.”
Singles: Space, Black Magic, Kaleidoscope Hearts, and Treasure have recently been featured on Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Beauty & The Beast, Funsize, ZARA’s International TRF 2012 campaign, T-Mobile’s 2013 ad campaign, Victoria Secret’s Fabulous 2013 campaign, Vogue Magazine’s Paris Fashion Week 2013 wrap up, Gucci 2013 campaign, Indie film Zero Charisma, and Diablo Cody’s upcoming film Paradise.