Tuesday, June 16, 2009
i am not exactly sure how long 'black magic' by boy & girl duo (and lovers!) magic wands, currently residing in los angeles, has been on the blogs and how often it has been posted and released and re-released and remixed and what not, i just know that since like half a year i keep coming across it again and again and whenever that happens, i have it playing on repeat for hours and hours. i read their sound is described as 'cosmic pop' or 'bedroom pop' but to me this track is the fucking essence of rock'n'roll.
'black magic' is fueled by the most addictive overdriven guitar-riff ever and then puts a spell on you with truly captivating lyrics that leave me wondering whether the chorus or the verses are the more catchy element. all this wizardry is accompanied by heavily stumbling drums, stuffed with shouts and layered with tons of reverb and distant conjuring chants that will literally want to make you go 'hell yeah'.
this is what i was always hoping for when i've encountered people raving about yeah yeah yeahs, the white stripes or the kills but it was magic wands who finally delivered.
magic wands - black magic
as i have mentioned remixes before, here is one that i've got in the mail today but for me it does not even come close to the original.
magic wands - black magic (l'amour la morgue edition)
get yourself the 'magic, love & dreams' ep from bright antenna or young and lost club.
Posted by aleks at 1:49 AM