Magic Kids

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  • Memphis - true-023 - 2010-08-24

News From The Matablog

Magic Kids tour starts TODAY!

Hey, remember in January when we told you about the destined-to-be-awesome Magic Kids/Cults tour? Well the day has arrived, they kick off the journey tonight in Brooklyn. Get out there!

Wed. 3/30 Brooklyn, NY @Knitting Factory*
Thu 3/31 New York, NY @Mercury Lounge*
Fri 4/1 Boston, MA @Brighton Music Hall*
Sat 4/2 Montreal, QC @Il Motore*
Mon 4/4 Toronto, ONT @The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*
Tue 4/5 Buffalo, NY @Soundland*
Wed 4/6 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
Thur 4/7 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
Fri 4/8 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry*
Mon 4/11 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
Tue 4/12 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
Thu 4/14 San Francisco, CA @The Independent*


*w/ Cults

If you haven't gotten your hands on 'Memphis' yet, well, what are you waiting for?

Magic Kids “Hey Boy” and “Cry With Me Baby” (Live At Levitt Shell)

To celebrate Magic Kids' release of Memphis a little over a month ago, the band joined together with the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra to bring the arrangements of their debut to life. Levitt Shell, supposed home of Elvis' first public performance hosted every type of Memphian- young and old came together to share the music, Zach from Goner gave a beautiful introduction. The band rolled through their record with confidence and fun- they charmed us, Bennett led the band, almost falling off the stage a couple of times....but those songs...flanked by the boom of the full orchestra they were intended to be played with blew us away.

We've said it before, but hearing Magic Kids' songs in that context really drove home the fact that they're writing timeless, classic pop songs that should be treasured for a long time to come. The night was a memorable one but luckily we have a couple of these videos to help us experience these treasures in full HD vision. Directed by Joel T Rose.

Magic Kids begin a full U.S. tour with fellow-Memphian Bosco Delrey this Friday. Go see them live and catch something special.

Buy Magic Kids Memphis HERE

Fri 11/05 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern Ω
Sun 11/07 Houston, TX @ Numbers Ω
Mon 11/08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Ω
Wed 11/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 Ω
Fri 11/12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/Bosco, Big Troubles
Sat 11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn Ω w/Bosco, Fergus & Geronimo, Sweet Bulbs
Mon 11/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern Ω
Tue 11/16 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Ω
Wed 11/17 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird Ω
Thu 11/18 Nashville, TN @ The End Ω
Ω = w/Bosco Delrey

Magic Kids in Europe, new date added

The wheels on the Magic Kids tour bus keep on turning during their super busy European tour and just to keep them a little more on their toes we can announce they'll be playing an extra London show. They now headline the NME Radar show at Upstairs at The Garage on the 27th of October, with support coming from the much-hyped new band Islet. A full list of all their upcoming European shows are below, they'll also be recording a BBC radio session at Madia Vale while we have them here too!



14th October - Werkstaff, Koln, Germany
15th October - Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany
16th October - Club Zukunft, Zurich, Switzerland
17th October - Rocket, Milan, Italy
18th October - Point Emphere, Paris, France
19th October - Jercicho Tavern
, Oxford, UK
21st October - Louisanna
, Bristol, UK
22nd October - The Social, Nottingham, UK
23rd October - Swn Festival, Cardiff, UK
24th October - The Cluny
, Newcastle, UK
25th October - Nation of Shopkeepers
, Leeds, UK
26th October - Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
27th October - Upstairs at the Garage, London, UK
28th October - Lexington, London, UK

Magic Kids "Candy" for Yours Truly

Magic Kids were in the Bay Area for the first time. They played Valentines Day with Girls and Smith Westerns the night before and it was a beautiful show. The next day they cobbled together this orchestra, which features Christopher + Garrett from Girls, Max from Smith Westerns, some friends of someone's aunt who had a weekend flute club, a real string section and some more random friends to play this early version of Candy for the Yours Truly guys. It was kind of a rainy day but it felt so warm in that room. Hope you enjoy. Video is hosted HERE on your's truly's site which also has a nice letter from the band.

The band is leaving for Europe this week and coming back for a tour of the states. Tour dates HERE

Order Magic Kids Memphis HERE

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Magic Kids new video "Superball"

This week Magic Kids released their record, played a symphony accompanied show for 500 of their hometown friends and fans, and left for a week-long instore tour. But the news doesn't stop here. Happy to share this new video for "Superball" directed by Jack Ferry. Evokes some simple classic vids, faces, instruments, soft-focus lights...eternally into it.

Order Magic Kids "Memphis" HERE (and get an instant mp3 download of the album)

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