What's this? From out of nowhere a record to remind you of everything and nothing you've ever heard before.
Magic Magic are a five-piece from Massachusetts whose debut album – which is available only from Rough Trade – might, had it not been so darned good, have got buried under a pile of Christmas compilations. It's the kind of record the phrase "word of mouth" was made for: a rush of great songs, described by the band as "indie/healing and easy listening/lounge". Wonderful. Pass it on.
Pick of the album: The cryptic and quietly epic 'Over Your Heart'