Absorbing the lingering ambient moments of the experimental offerings infused in their mix, Young Magic cultivate a signature dream-pop sound that sets in motion with a fragment of Martin Denny’s exotic piano jazz before weaving into Japanese band Mariah’s melancholic single, “Door to the Heart”. Young Magic’s collaboration with Montreal duo Purity Ring, “Grandloves”, with its winding landscapes and ethereal vocals soak into splintered samples of Arca’s “DOEP” and later, S.Maharba’s haunting vocals, before the introduction of Hype Williams’ South African dance influences and Icelandic band Samaris’ eerie electronica.
Comprised of New Yorkers Isaac Emmanuel, Melati Malay and Michael Italia, Young Magic formed in 2010 out of mutual music interests and self-proclaimed restless spirits. Their first full-length LP, Melt, released in 2012 combined field-recordings from their individual travels around the world with varied samples of soul, psychedelic, trip-hop and electronica that eventually became a key ingredient to their lauded experimental dream-pop sound.
Young Magic heads out on a North American tour with Purity Ring in January, adding a second date in NYC.
01/10 Montreal, QC Le National ◊
01/11 New York City, NY Webster Hall ◊
01/12 New York City, NY Webster Hall ◊
01/14 Washington, DC 9.30 Club ◊
01/15 Baltimore, MD Ottobar ◊
01/17 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse ◊
01/18 Orlando, FL The Social ◊
01/19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum ◊
01/21 New Orleans, LA Maison ◊
01/22 Austin, TX Mohawk ◊
01/23 Dallas, TX Granada Theater ◊
01/24 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe ◊
01/25 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge ◊
01/26 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel ◊
01/28 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater ◊
01/29 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer ◊
01/30 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club ◊
02/01 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre ◊
◊ with Purity Ring
Street Date: OUT NOW!
2. Slip Time
3. You With Air
5. Jam Karet
6. Night In The Ocean
7. Watch For Our Lights
8. The Dancer
11. Drawing Down The Moon