Magic Wands
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Magic Wands

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Los Angeles, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Duo Alternative Dream Pop

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West Hollywood, California, United States

West Hollywood, California, United States

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Up and coming indie duo Magic Wands have released their anticipated full-length debut, Aloha Moon, on April 24. Early praise comes from SPIN, who declares their first single Space a sexy and propulsive stunner." Magic Wands first garnered attention with the release of a noteworthy EP, Magic Love & Dreams, which quickly drew praise from publications like Nylon who applauded their sparkling, psychedelic-pop gems. The band honed their live chops, solidifying their fanbase touring & playing shows alongside The Kills, The Horrors, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, The Virgins, Black Kids and as well as appearances at SXSW, Noise Pop and Lollapalooza. Their debut full-length, Aloha Moon, is a cosmic dance through a universe where voices echo, keyboards shimmer and guitars splash like giant waves on a distant planet's shores. Having ambiguously dubbed their sound "lovewave," each track is distinctly different yet all share the common theme of spaced-out tropical dreams, which isn't surprising when one considers the disparate locations where Aloha Moon was made: San Francisco Bay, a cabin in the hills of Echo Park Los Angles and under the stars of the Palm Desert at night. Some of the tracks on Aloha Moon were mixed by acclaimed producer Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem).

Here is what the press said about Magic Wands:

Space is the first single from the band's debut full-length, Aloha Moon, and it's a sexy and propulsive stunner. Dexy and Chris Valentine build an atmospheric and cutting guitar soundscape that beautifully foreground's the former's compellingly stoic vocal. It's just a really cool song, suggestive of the darker side of '80s pop and brighter side of falling in love. SPIN

"It's the classic story: Boy meets girl on MySpace; girl gives boy a luminescent heart lamp; boy and girl start a band and score opening slots for the Kills and the Horrors. Magic Wands is Chris and Dexy Valentine, a husband and wife to-be who make sparkling, psychedelic-pop gems with names like Teenage Love and Kaleidoscope Hearts." Nylon

The band is currently in the studio working on their 2nd album which will debut in the Fall of 2014. 

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