First Spin: Hear Magic Wands' Dream-Pop Jam 'Space'

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[Photo: Kristin Gerbert]
WRITTEN BY
David Marchese

L.A. guy-girl dream-pop duo Magic Wands have been building buzz for a couple years now on the strength of a some strong singles and a nicely hazy, melodic EP, 2009's Magic Love & Dreams. "Space" is the first single from the band's debut full-length, Aloha Moon, and it's a sexy and propulsive stunner. Dexy and Chris Valentine (no relation, we think) build an atmospheric and cutting guitar soundscape that beautifully foreground's the former's compellingly stoic vocal. It's just a really cool song, suggestive of the darker side of '80s pop and brighter side of falling in love. The album is out April 24 on Bright Antenna.

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