Slow Magic Enchants With Ethereal Dance Ballad 'Hold Still'

Anonymous DJ will drop 'How to Run Away' LP on September 9 via Downtown Records

Slow Magic
Slow Magic
WRITTEN BY
Shannen Gaffney

In an effort to cloak his sound behind some mystery, Slow Magic always performs wearing a colorful animal mask of vague identity, and has never disclosed much information about himself. His music is just as curious. Since his 2012 Triangle LP, the masked beatmaker has revealed only two songs: "Girls," and the just-unveiled "Hold Still." On the second track, Beach House-d organ blends with bold synths and crisp handclaps, and, eventually, minimalist jazz-infused piano meets heavily pitch-altered vocals.

"Hold Still" will appear alongside "Girls" on Slow Magic's upcoming album, How to Run Away, which is out September 9 through Downtown Records. For now, stream "Hold Still" below, scroll down further for the LP's cover art, and pre-order How to Run Away on iTunes.

Slow Magic tour dates:

July 27 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
August 1 - Salzburg, AT @ Stuck! Festival
August 2 - Dublin, IE @ Whelans
August 5 - Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Festival
August 6 - London, UK @ Brooklyn Bowl
August 7 - Moscow, RU @ Manifest
August 8 - St. Petersburg, RU @ Club Zai
August 9 - Brighton, UK @ The Loft
August 12 - Hammamet, TN @ Ephmere
August 14 - Figueira da Foz, PT @ Fusing Culture Experience Festival
August 15 - Ubersee, DE @ Chiemsee Summer
August 16 - Luzern, CH @ Funk Am See Festival
September 6 - Kalamazoo, WI @ District Square
September 11 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
September 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
September 13 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar (San Diego Music Thing)
September 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
September 16 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
September 17 - Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
September 18 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
September 19 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
September 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
September 21 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
September 23 - Washington, DC @ DC9
September 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
September 25 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
September 26 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
September 27 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
September 28 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
October 1 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
October 2 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
October 3 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
October 4 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency
October 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
October 7 - Springfield, MO @ College St. Bar and Arcade
October 9 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
October 10 - Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi's Half Note
October 11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
October 12 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
October 15 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
October 16 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
October 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities

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