Album: Magic Magic, Magic Magic, (Earth Calling)

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'

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