Friday, January 27, 2012

Magic Castles

Magic Castles is a psychedelic folk-rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota.; Formed in 2006, the band self-released their first three albums before catcing the attention of Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), who will release the band's eponymous double album through his ‘a’ Records imprint on March 20th, 2012. The band is also slated to join Brian Jonestown Massacre on an East Coast tour of the United States in 2012.

Inspired by the sounds of Spacemen 3, Skygreen Leopards, and Galaxie 500, Magic Castles employ warm Farfisa drones, hazy guitars, and bright vocal harmonies to craft songs that shift between traditional form and stretched-out, slowly unwinding passages. More often than not the band takes a journey-is-better-than-the destination approach, lyrically concerned with trolls, golden birds, and other mythical creatures.

"Big Sur" by Magic Castles


Jason Edmonds (guitar & vocals)

Jeremiah Doering (guitar & vocals)

Paul Fuglestad (bass)

Noah Skogerboe (keyboards & vocals)

Brendan McInerney (drums)

Matt Van Genderen (drums)