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Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
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"48 Volts | Soapbox Music"

Recorded live at Soapbox 9/12/2010
Full of warbles and marbles, Magicks is like taking a ride in a washing machine of love with your favorite 80s thrift store shirt.
It was almost a year ago when Soapbox posted a Craigslist ad asking for "experimental, weird, creative" musicians for our first composer workshop session at Crown Tap Room (before we moved into our current home). The goal was to find musicians who were pushing their creative limits and to see what they were currently working on, even if they were incomplete or works-in-progress. By observing and listening to other musicians as they were working through new ideas, our hope was that everyone could feed off of that energy and it would challenge and inspire the group to keep working and to try new things.
Jason, the man behind Magicks, was one of the bands that responded to that ad, and while he wasn't able to make it out to that session I always wanted to get back in touch with him and learn more about his music and his process, as his stuff really stood out and we liked it. We caught up with him on a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon in September and recorded him playing a few songs live and did a quick interview. - Soapbox


We Should Be [single]



An eclectic mix of live instruments and dj equipment to create atmospheric indie-pop. Having been in way too many punk-influenced bands Jason wanted to do something completely different. Sampler, gutiar, synth, mixer, tons of effects oh my.

Influences are many, classical music for the compositional aspect of song writing, the Beatles for their ability to write catchy pop tunes, My Bloody Valentine for their wall of sound guitar noises, early 90s minimal house music to get peoples feet moving, and the current chillwave washing everything over.

Creating psychedelic videos along with the music (posted on the Magicks youtube channel), Jason has more recently wanted to include fans in the video making process to achieve a little more personal level to the whole Magicks experience.