Here We Go Magic
A Different Ship
I have been digging this bands smooth sultry vocals ever since discovering their video for “Casual” off of their second full-length Pigeons. The song was so beautiful and the video was extremely captivating, graphic, and disturbing all at the same time and that’s just how I like my videos.
I was a little late on joining the Here We Magic party bus, so by the time I had developed my liking of the band there was already news floating around that Thom Yorke had an erection for the group and had hooked them up with the ever-present Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich.
(Here’s a teaser clip the band put out for “Make Up Your Mind”. For some reason this video is private… super lame. It took me forever to track down a non-private version so you should appreciate watching this, plus it’s a girl panty seizure extravaganza and that is always a good time)
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While I was thoroughly absorbing Pigeons and The January EP, I was also patiently waiting and biding my time for A Different Ship to come sailing across my musical horizons and just like ol’ Chris Columbus suddenly discovered the Americas. I suddenly came across the promised land that is Here We Go Magic’s new album. My exploring of this new album has been plentiful and these jams are pretty close to paradise. All the aspects that I wanted the group to improve upon, they did. The smooth croonings and the random rambling compositions have now become goddamb genious, the band is getting really good at developing and conveying this really nice comforting vibe in their songs. The vocals have taken a giant leap from the last album and if you listen to this set of jams and it doesn’t induce you into a coma of marshmallowy delight and weightlessness, then clearly you are a zombie and someone’s eventually going to shoot you in the head.
Overall Opinon: The album is dope!
The band’s gonna be playing in SLC on May 23rd. I’ll be there! … review to come.