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Young Magic

New(YC) Releases: Dirty Fences, Young Magic, Paperwhite and Bird of Youth

Here's a quick look at some rad singles that were released in the past month or so by "not exactly emerging" NYC bands, enjoy! (In the picture: Dirty Fences).

Young Magic celebrates release with a free party at "Sleep No More" on 05.08

"Sleep No More" (playing at Manhattan's McKittrick Hotel) is an immersive theatrical adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, taking place inside a five or six storey building, where actors interact with the audience, which is (almost entirely) free to choose where to go or who to follow. That's where atmospheric electronic duo Young Magic, on Thursday May 6th, will be celebrating the release party of their sophomre full length "Breathing Statues." It sounds like the perfect ambiance for a band whose music constantly flirts with mystery. The show will be at the Manderley Bar and it's open to the public so it's a great opportunity to check out an event that promises to be different. Check out the new single ‘Holographic,’ streaming below.


Young Magic announces “Breathing Statues” LP + plays SXSW

Indonesian born Melati Malay and Australian national Isaac Emmanuel have traveled the globe in search of musical inspiration, ending up in New York City as their home base. The sound they make together as Young Magic features ornate percussion and ethereal atmospheres. Their debut album “Melt” (featured in Deli Issue #32) incorporated gentle interlocking guitars, celestial vocals, jingling percussion and drone elements. They now return with their sophomore release “Breathing Statues,” scheduled for release May 6th on Carpark Records. Debut single “Fall In” - streaming below - builds around an angular repeating bass pattern, Melati’s angelic vocals float over Issac’s loose, shuffling percussion. Spacious synth textures and other mysterious studio effects contribute to a dreamlike sense of timelessness. Occasional words can be made out, but similar to genre pioneers The Cocteau Twins, the mood and feeling conveyed takes precedence over literal storytelling. The band will play Festival NRMAL this March in Monterrey, Mexico, as well as select showcases at Austin's SXSW between March 11th and 16th. - Dave Cromwell

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Psych songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


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