Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Adult Magic - Collide 7" - Orange Vinyl (/100)


Dead Broke / Drunken Sailor (2017)

When you have a band that starts up with a bunch of folks who play or used to play in other bands, a lot of times you can go into a record with a set of expectations that might not be fair to the new project.  In the case of Adult Magic, I was somewhat drawn in by the "members of Iron Chic" tag line, though to be honest I check out everything on Dead Broke and Drunken Sailor as they're two labels that I tend to implicitly trust.

The point here is that I think I went into this expecting a band that kind of sounded like Iron Chic and Adult Magic doesn't really, to their benefit. To me, Adult Magic completely stands on their own as a great band that have cobbled together four pretty killer songs.  There are parts of songs that remind me a bit of Seaweed with the loud dynamic guitars, but mingled in with a gruff, Beach Slang meets Hot Water Music style of punk rock.

It's an interesting combination that keeps the songs catchy and delivers a a unique spin on a familiar sound.  It's a strong debut and I would definitely check out the next record these guys put out.

Adult Magic - Collide 7":

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