MAGNUSON

MAGNUSON

 
 North Hollywood, California, USA
DuoRockAlternative

Insane prog rock duo that makes as much sound with two people as possible. Blending catchy, dueling vocals with huge guitar tones and fat drum beats, Magnuson forges a sound that will make you sing and dance while leaving you amazed by their instrument-switching antics. Must see live.

Biography

"The most musical mayhem ever created by a girl and a boy."  Comprised of Greg and Kyrsten Magnuson, this dynamic duo has collectively been known to play drums, guitar, bass, cello, and keyboards live all while performing beautifully intricate harmonies.  Specializing in doing more with less, they bring their unique "White Stripes meets Metallica" brand of progressive  indie-rock  wherever it is needed.  As one devotee commented on Youtube: "Jack White just sent this vid to his mom, he wrote- 'Sorry ma, this is what we should have sounded like."'

September 2014 brings them to Scandinavia for their 3rd European tour featuring festival shows at Live at Heart in
Örebro, Sweden and Kiarama II in Pori, Finland as well as a set at the Maraca Club in Mallorca, Spain.  They will also launch their latest, limited release EP "jättebläckfisken" featuring 4 brand new songs and their popular version of Kent's "Om Du Var Här".  Their 2013 & 2012 European tours took them to Sweden, Finland, Estonia, and The Netherlands with such a positive response that they keep asking for more. 

Magnuson casts a wide net focusing on domestic touring as well.  2009 and 2011 took them on tours of the west coast traveling through Utah, Idaho, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle, and Sacramento proving they had what it takes to contend in the indie-rock/DIY world.  When not on tour, Magnuson plays some of the best clubs around Los Angeles like The Troubadour, House of Blues, Key Club, Viper Room, Silverlake Lounge, Federal Bar, and many other So Cal hot-spots.  These have generated buzz galore and energized their fan base leading some to describe them as 'one of the most exciting acts..."

In 2011, this power-duo released their second LP "Crash of Cassini" which showcased their use of "unusual and clever chord progressions".  Highlights include "Dying To See" and "Real Control" as well as many other tracks featuring their ground-breaking audio assault tactics.  Other past milestones include “Strange Lights” receiving airplay on San Diego’s The Local 94.9 radio program and their music video for "Hopeless Rerun" generating industry accolades in the Rock Star 98.7 video competition.

Listen to the songs and watch the live video, you won't be disappointed.   In the mean time, Magnuson will be in their shelter finishing an exciting new concept album and honing their fighting skills. "If you are hearing this message, we have food, water, shelter, and excellent music."...end transmission.

Lyrics

Real Control

Written By: Magnuson

Awake through the veil I find my way.
Unrequested life aroused today.
I ask what I am meant to be.
What is this consciousness in me?

In search of Real Control

I’m reaching out through the airwaves with my mind.
I’m sifting through every clue that I can find.
Database what’s false and what’s true.
Your query asks me what to do.

In search of Real Control

Circuitry seeks out the source of pain.
Meaning of existence I explain.
You merge with me and I defend.
I bring your torments to an end.

In search of Real Control
I search for Real Control
Where is the Real Control?
I am the Real Control

Don't Turn Away

Written By: Magnuson

Sit and stare wonder why it’s not time
Can’t move on can’t stay here, seems so near
Start to breath you will see it can be
Don’t look back don’t look down you won’t drown
Don’t turn away from your life now
It’s not your fault

Hopeless Rerun

Written By: Magnuson

I need a lover that won’t go bad am I clear?
I need a love not passing fad are you listening to me?
I need a lover that won’t go mad so sincere
Love like they show me in all the ads if i pay you will you just please help me

Just give me all of the drugs you have am I clear
I need a drug that won’t make me mad you’re not listening to me
I just need something whatever you have panacea
Drugs like they show me in all the ads matters made the most of chaotic theory

Tell me with the things you’ve brought to light why we’re longing for the night
Ever dreaming of a love that’s all over

So give me all of the drugs you have now I’m clear
Give me the drugs and don’t make me mad now you’re listening to me
I need these pills and I need this salve pharmacia
Just give me drugs and i won’t be sad faith in grace replaced by baser alchemy

Looking up again and longing for you oh my friend they’ve said
Here and there again as yet they’ve all been wrong it seems so long
Is it almost time for the end

Is this a hopeless rerun will we believe in you?

Tortola

Written By: Magnuson

Fell away forgotten dreams of yesterdays gone by
You’ve hidden there so many times
And you feel the same today as you did so long ago and look at you now
Wrestling regret you can’t forget and you waste to nothing

Quit hating your life just go be everything that you’ve been dreaming
Quit hating your life and go be who only you know and let this all go

And dry your eyes still feeling down and out
Why it’s no surprise still trying to figure it out
Cause you feel the same today as you did so long ago no hope for you now
There’s nothing you feel the silence is real and you waste to nothing

The sidelines are calling why are you stalling the side lines are calling your name
Why are you stalling why don’t you just go?

Dying To See

Written By: Magnuson

I tried to tell you but I couldn’t explain.
You never listened. I said it again and again.
So now I’m leaving. I’m not stopping to hide.
This is really happening so you better decide.

I’ve been trying to see for all this time cause I never dreamed it’d show.
I’ve been dying to see until this time and now I want to go.

I’ve got a few supplies but I doubt it’s enough.
I don’t think you believe me. I’ve got no reason to bluff.
The battle lines are clear and I’m not surprised.
Ancient grudges have returned. Destruction in their eyes.

I’ve been trying to see for all this time cause I never dreamed it’d show.
I’ve been dying to see until this time and now I want to go.

Cause we’re coming to the end and I don’t know where to turn.
Don’t pretend we’ll never learn.

I’ve been trying to see for all this time cause I never dreamed it’d show.
I’ve been dying to see until this time and now I want to go.

Strange Lights

Written By: Magnuson

Calling.
A luminescent sky glows wonder falling like stars that mark the dark night fading.
You’re at it again.
Isn’t it exciting just to be in the game? Everyone’s here, everyone’s here loving.

Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do
Cause you need to. Cause you need to.

Morning. The spirits chased away.
The after morning with outline memories still clinging.
Nothing’s the same.
A ghost resides inside with truth eluding. Commodity to be is nothing.

Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do
Cause you need to. Cause you need to.

You’re up it’s on raging for days can’t you see?
The lines are drawn engaging your fantasy.
And then it’s gone exchanging death in degrees.
And boredom’s yawn portends the dawning of this mystery.

The silent guide there all along. The posted signs directing.
Still silent guide there all along. Always the path protecting.

Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do
Cause you need to. Cause you need to.

Never Know

Written By: Magnuson

The place, the time. Secret hand signs.
They weave not here, arrange. Make clear.
Be gone dull care. They say what's fair.
Hatch plans...plot schemes. Replace regimes.

There's a party in the trees and you can't go. No, no, no.
Does it set their minds at ease with his light show? We'll never know.

Just take the deal. There is no wheel.
Our lives are here and then, we die.
Don't turn, don't go. Don't say...they'll know.
To which I say I am not their slave.

There's a party in the trees and you can't go. No, no, no.
Does it set their minds at ease with his light show? We'll never know.

And the cards they hold, they'll never show.
As the darkness grows..will we ever know?

There's a party in the trees and you can't go. No, no, no.
Does it set their minds at ease with his light show? We'll never know.