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Young Magic shares third single “Default Memory”

April 25, 2016 4:42 pm

Less than three weeks until the Young Magic’s album Still Life is here! The duo shared their third single, “Default Memory,” today via i-D. “‘Default Memory’ was written as a dedication to the ones I love, both living and passed. It came about around the time I was visiting family in Indonesia… a reminder that memories are never still like a photograph, but constantly oscillating. I was hoping to capture the feeling of dynamic suspension… memories as active objects… orbiting, changing and reflecting each place I’ve ever walked through.”

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Pre-orders available on the Carpark shop & iTunes.

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Young Magic shares second single “Sleep Now”

April 11, 2016 11:29 am

Young Magic’s newest single “Sleep Now” is streaming now via Under the Radar. Hear what they call “a lithe, lovely song, but far from insubstantial, with electronic and organic elements interweaving to form a fluidly shape-shifting pop soundscape.”

Still Life is out in just over a month! Pre-orders available now in the Carpark shop and iTunes.

Catch the duo on tour with Yeasayer this May / June.
May 12th – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 13th – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14th – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 16th – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 17th – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 19th – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
May 21st – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
May 22nd – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
May 23rd – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 24th – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 28th – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
May 29th – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 31st – San Francisco, CA @The Fillmore
June 1st – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
June 2nd – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
June 3rd – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

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“Lucien” music video

March 28, 2016 11:32 am

Young Magic just shared the music video for their newest single, “Lucien,” via The Fader. The track is taken from their forthcoming album Still Life, out May 13th. The video was directed by Johann Rashid and Young Magic

Melati Malay on the video: “I started making ‘Lucien’ in small shack by the water. I spent half a month gathering field recordings, collecting stories and writing music. There is a day called Nyepi or ‘Day of Silence’ where no one leaves the house because it’s believed bad spirits fly over the island. They burn effigies of their monsters (Ogoh Ogoh) and then everyone hides indoors for 24 hours. It’s incredible, the streets are completely empty. I’m not sure if these ghosts still follow me in New York, but making ‘Lucien’ was my way to make an effigy of my own Ogoh Ogoh, and then burn it to the ground.”

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You can now pre-order your copy of Still Life on the Carpark shop or iTunes + + catch the duo on tour this May with Yeasayer. Tickets on sale now.

May 12th – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 13th – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14th – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 16th – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 17th – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 19th – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
May 21st – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
May 22nd – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
May 23rd – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 24th – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 28th – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
May 29th – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 31st – San Francisco, CA @The Fillmore
June 1st – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
June 2nd – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
June 3rd – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

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Young Magic shares video for “Valhalla (Reprise)”

March 23, 2016 11:05 am

Young Magic unveiled another look at their forthcoming album Still Life today with the track “Valhalla (Reprise).” See the world through the eyes of Vinyl Williams as he adds visuals to the music video. Check it out via The Creators Project “Watching the music video for experimental soul duo Young Magic’s ‘Valhalla (Reprise)’ feels like stepping into a turbulent psychedelic acid poster, one of those tie-dye graphics you’re supposed to look at when ingesting foreign ideas.”

“‘Valhalla (Reprise)’ was the last song recorded for Still Life during a late night session at Rioux’s studio in Bed Stuy – infinite loops circulating in a world between an ancient reality and a virtual one. For me, this album was a process of sifting through my family’s history to better understand the present, so naturally, it felt at home within the seeking, mirrored halls of Lionel’s Valhalla.” – Melati Malay (Young Magic)

Still Life is out May 13th. Pre-order your copy on the Carpark shop or iTunes.

Catch the duo on tour this May with Yeasayer. Tickets on sale now.
May 12th – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
May 13th – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14th – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 16th – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 17th – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 19th – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
May 21st – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
May 22nd – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
May 23rd – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 24th – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 28th – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
May 29th – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 31st – San Francisco, CA @The Fillmore
June 1st – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
June 2nd – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
June 3rd – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

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Young Magic announces new album + shares first single

March 3, 2016 10:53 am

More big news! Young Magic has also announced the release of their new full-length record, Still Life, out May 13th, 2016. You can stream their first single, “Lucien,” via Stereogum. Pre-orders are now available on the Carpark shop and iTunes, which will include an instant download of “Lucien.”

“Still Life inhabits a gorgeous, kaleidoscopic world, as delicate and intricate, as it is expansive and immersive. It walks the line between organic and mechanic, where dusty field recordings weave between warm Moogs and Prophets, where jazz breaks bump next to broken drum machines. It’s meticulously crafted outsider pop, made by obsessives, for obsessives.”

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Still Life
1. Valhalla
2. Lucien
3. Sleep Now
4. IWY
5. Held
6. Default Memory
7. How Wonderful
8. Homage
9. Sky Interior
10. Valhalla (Reprise)

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