When someone asks me who they should be listening to, without an ounce of hesitation, my answer over the last several months has been, “Young Magic.” I’ve caught countless live performances, listened to their four singles thousands of times, and written about them more than once. This band brings so much to the table from recordings, to performance, aesthetic, they are the real deal. There is no doubt in my mind 2012 will be their year.
The video for “Night In The Ocean,” (my favorite Young Magic song thus far) sums up the band pretty well. Sexy, strange, vast, with lots of earthly elements that span the entire globe.
Watch the band’s just first live session for In The Open, which was recorded in the woods, during their stop in San Francisco while on tour with Youth Lagoon below.
Carpark finally gives more details as to what the band’s album will be like describing it as, “Heavily informed by West African rhythms, Brainfeeder hip-hop, UK bass, and 60s psychedelic soul. Young Magic’s full-length debut, Melt, expands on their varied aesthetic, at once electronically sequenced and completely organic. Containing recordings from ten different countries, the album flaunts new facets at each turn.”
So pumped for this release. Read my previous posts on Young Magic here and here.
Young Magic’s debut album, Melt, drops on Valentines Day via Carpark and comes complete with a silver half moon pendant. Pre-order HERE.