Daily Archives: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Magic Wands

posted by:  Sam

Magic Wands might be my new favorite band.  They’re still flying pretty low under the radar, but that will most likely change after their SXSW showcase in March.

I read a review recently that basically said to picture Nancy Sinatra fronting The Jesus and Mary Chain.  Sounds amazing, but listening to them… I don’t really get it.  It seems like every band these days are drawing comparisons to the JAMC.  I get more of a Blondie vibe from these two.

Their story is pretty interesting, the pair met on MySpace!  For real.  They began sending trinkets to each other including a magic wand(!), a glowing heart lamp and toy lions.  They also began writing songs and when they were sick of collaborating through the mail, Dexy packed up and hit the road to join Chris in Nashville and Magic Wands were born.  From what I understand, it’s rare for the duo to perform without the company of a 5ft long stuffed lion on stage.  I’ll find out soon enough… the band has been added to the so-amazing-I-might-pass-out lineup of The Horrors & The Kills!  Yep, that’s right… all three in one night!  My head might explode.  The show isn’t until May, but luckily I have these to help pass the time:

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