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Magic Kids tour starts TODAY!

By truepanthersounds on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

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)

By truepanthersounds on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

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

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Magic Kids in Europe, new date added

By Stuart on Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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

By truepanthersounds on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

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

Magic Kids new video “Superball”

By truepanthersounds on Thursday, August 26th, 2010

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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Thank You Memphis

By truepanthersounds on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010


Tonight’s Magic Kids show at the Levitt Bandshell was really really special. Thank you to the hundreds of people that came out, the Memphis Youth Symphony who helped realize the ambition of the band’s arrangements, Goner Records for selling (and selling out of) the album, and of course Magic Kids. The city of Memphis is truly a strange and wonderful place and I can’t think of a more strange and wonderful tribute than tonight. Really bowled over.

Also really excited about the response people have been having to the record. Reviews are trickling in little by little but so far so good. Prefix assigned it one of the top 3 scores they’ve given any record so far this year. Thank you. A few nice selections below….

PREFIX- “A truly ineffable pop album. The Magic Kids are going at your heart with every melodic tool in their arsenal — shouts and synths, strings and sugary production — all in an effort to make your summer (or fall, or winter, or old age) that much better.”

Washington Post- “more than a simple exercise in retro charm … a fully realized and immaculately executed pop vision.”

One Thirty BPM- “Memphis is a little record that sounds massive ….Memphis is a truly lovely album, one that can transport even the most cynical of grizzled old folks back to the glory days of their youth, and a very promising start to a band’s career.”

Lincoln Journal Star- “”Magic Kids have created some magical, gorgeous classic pop here, one of the most pleasant and engaging surprises I’ve heard in months.”

Order Memphis HERE

Magic Kids Memphis out NOW (Cassette + Symphony + Dates)

By truepanthersounds on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010


Magic Kids’ pop-odyssey MEMPHIS hits the streets today. We’re celebrating the occasion on a few fronts. For those of you all over the world, we pressed up a very limited edition surprise version of the album on Cassette. It’s limited to 250 copies to be sold at a few future shows, but for the time being, you can purchase the tape (along with CD/LP) until it runs out on the True Panther and Matador stores. Get an instant mp3 download of the record with order as well.

Order CD/LP/Tape/DA HERE

For those of you in Memphis, the band are celebrating the album’s release with a really special one-time performance alongside the Memphis Youth Symphony. Memphis is flipping out about the event, a benefit for MYS and a special way for the band to capture the more baroque elements of the record in a way that’s difficult to on the road.  You can read about it here, here and here. Supposedly the Levitt Shell is where Elvis played some of his first shows. YES!

For those of you in the rest of the country, the band are embarking on basically a 3-month world tour that starts out with a tour of Southern independent record stores, TOMORROW. Can’t stop wont stop.

Wed. 8/25 Knoxville, TN Disc Exchange 6pm
Thu 8/26 Atlanta, GA Criminal Records 7pm
Fri 8/27 Charlotte, NC Lunchbox 6pm
Sat 8/28 Cincinatti, OH Shake It Records 6pm
Sun 8/29 St. Louis, MO Vintage Vinyl 6pm
Mon 8/30 Nashville, TN Grimey’s 6pm
09-01 Lubbock, TX – The Foundation *
09-03 Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-05 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
09-08 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club*
09-09 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project *
09-10 Portland, OR – Backspace- Music Fest NW *
09-11 Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective *
09-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
09-14 Denver, CO – Hi Dive *
09-16 Lawrence, KS  – Replay Lounge *
10-1 London, UK @ Barfly
10-2 London, UK @ Camden Proud Galleries
10-3 Bruges, Belgium @ Botanique/Witloofbar
10-5 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10-6 Tilburg, Holland @Tilburg 013/Batcave
10-7 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
10-8 Helsingar, Denmark @ Musikhuset Elvaerket
10-9 Oslom, Norway @ Café Mono
10-10 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
10-11 Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
10-12 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lades
10-13 Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
10-14 Köln, Germany @ Werkstatt
10-15 München, Germany @ Atomic Cafe
10-16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Zukunft
10-17 Milan, Italy Indierocket party @ Rocket (free entry)
10-18 Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
10-19 Oxford, UK @ Jercicho Tavern
10-21 Bristolm UK @ Louisanna
10-22 Bristol, UK @ The Social
10-23 Cardiff, UK @ Swn Festival
10-24 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
10-25 Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers
10-26 Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
10-27 London, UK @ TBC
10-28 London, UK @ Lexington
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 Ω
Sat 11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn Ω
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
* w/Candy Claws
Ω= w/Bosco Delrey

Glasser- Home (mp3) from Ring

By truepanthersounds on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Glasser’s Ring is arriving in our hands September 28th but for now, here is the first taste of Ring entitled “Home”. The song remains in line with the Glasser we’ve heard before, eclectic and beat-driven with instrumental melodies often driven by Cameron’s own voice. But there is a depth to both the arrangement and recording which somehow makes the song simultaneously intimate and explosive.

Glasser- Home (mp3)

Pre-order Ring HERE and get either limited clear vinyl or limited deluxe cd jacket designed by Tauba Auerbach.

TOUR DATES W/GAYNGS (Feat. Bon Iver)

Sept 29 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

Sept 30 Chicago, IL @ Metro

Oct 2 Boston, MA @ Paradise

Oct 3 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oct 5 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

Oct 7 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

Magic Kids to perform with the Memphis Youth Symphony – “Memphis” live in Memphis!

By Gabe on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Next Tuesday August 24th, to celebrate the release of Magic Kids’ debut album Memphis, the band will perform selections from the album live with the Memphis Youth Symphony at the legendary Levitt Shell in, you guessed it, Memphis. We’re told Elvis played his first show at the Levitt Shell (but we can’t remember who told us).

This is Memphis the way it was meant to be heard (and you can hear it how it actually sounds at the band’s MySpace where the album is streaming).

Admission to the concert is $5, all of which goes directly to the Memphis Youth Symphony Program. Doors are at 6:30, and the show starts at 7:30.

Pre-order Memphis here.

Memphis Everywhere: A Magic Kids Event In New York

By truepanthersounds on Friday, August 13th, 2010

Hey New York, you’re formally invited to celebrate the release of Magic Kids‘ debut album ‘Memphis‘ on August 26 at Stanton Public (17 Stanton St). We’ll be celebrating the album’s release (it comes out 8/24) with our friends at The Fader with complimentary food and beverages. We’ll also be giving away cassette tapes of the album to a few lucky winners!