Album: Magic Magic, Magic Magic, (Earth Calling)
Sunday 21 December 2008
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.
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