Having already caught the attention of the U.K. kids courtesy the 7 “Black Magic”, Magic Wands are ready to turn their attention stateside with the release of their first U.S. EP and some scary talented touring.
But first, some background: Magic Wands origin sounds something like a Lifetime film. In 2007, Chris Valentine discovered Teenage Love, a song written by Dexy, on MySpace that he loved instantly. Chris and Dexy began talking to each other over the phone that summer and they soon fell for each other. Eventually, even though they were over 2000 miles apart, Chris would travel to Los Angeles and take Dexy for a trip across the United States. They arrived in Nashville and started to record under the name Magic Wands.
Catchy melodies and powerful hooks, accompanied by distorted and strong rhythm and bass, drive the sound behind this sleek band. Magic Wands has one of the most unique and exciting sounds to come out of America for some time and was an instant success, commercially and critically.
The EP, entitled Magic Love & Dreams, will hit record shelves on May 25th via Bright Antenna. The duo will look to support the release by serving as openers for The Kills and The Horrors’ co-headlining North American through through late May.
Magic Wands 2009 Tour Dates:
04/23 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
04/24 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
04/25 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
04/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Lenny’s
04/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
05/02 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
05/06 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
05/07 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
05/08 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
05/09 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
05/15 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
05/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
05/17 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
05/21 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda