Magic Bullets

Magic Bullets

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandAlternativePop

"If you like your rock n' roll sex served up in a cardigan and James Brown records, you'll love Magic Bullets." -- Alan McGee

Biography

Magic Bullets began as as a side project of a full time band in Redwood City, CA in 2004. What started as a lark became the main focus and the driving force for core members for years to come.

In early 2007 the band released an album's worth of recordings collected over the span of the three years since the band's conception. Their first full length “A Child But In Life Yet A Doctor In Love” was released on Minneapolis’ Words on Music.

Numerous tours of the states followed, finding the band as far East as New York and showcased at Austin's SXSW music festival in 2008. Magic Bullets played with some of their favorite old and new acts including Pylon, A Certain Ratio, Section 25, The Raincoats, No Age, Wild Beasts, The Walkmen, and MGMT.

Magic Bullets opted to self-release their second recording, a four song 12" titled "Magic Bullets Lives For Romance". “Lives for Romance” saw a dramatic maturation of the band’s sound from “A Child…” and despite various lineup changes, shining reviews for the EP encouraged the band to continue writing songs for a second album.

Whereas the first full length was somewhat haphazardly compiled, this new record was to be a better-envisioned and more deliberate effort.

2010's Magic Bullets (Mon Amie Records) exposes the band for what they are: a seasoned group who's seen its ups and downs and yet somehow ends up the better for it.

Lyrics

Lying Around

Written By: Benson / Cunningham

Lying Around

Don't act like I didn't want to.
There were so many things I wanted to do with you.
So don't act like I'm untrue when I'm saying these things because
well, it breaks my heart in two.
And what's new?
You've run along and since you've gone I've only been lying around.
Setting them up and laying them down.
So don't act like I didn't want to.
There were so many things I wanted to do with you.
So don't act like I'm untrue when I'm saying these things because
well, it breaks my heart in two.
And what's new?
You've run along and since you've gone I've only been lying around.
(And it doesn't mean a thing. No, it never means a single thing.)
Setting them up and laying them down.
(And it doesn't mean a single thing.)

Discography

2007: A Child But In Life Yet A Doctor In Love (Words on Music)
2008: Spaceland and Part Time Punks Present: Magic Bullets (Kufala)
2009: Lives For Romance (self released)
2010: Lying Around 7" (Mon Amie)
2010: Magic Bullets (Mon Amie)