Magic Wands (Chris and Dexy Valentine) are busy tweaking their debut album (rumored to contain a cover version of Olivia Newton-John’s, Ã¢â‚¬ËœMagicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢) for Bright Antenna at FM Recorders in Oakland, California.
The duo has managed to step aside from their hectic schedule long enough to handball their aggressively infectious new single, Ã¢â‚¬ËœWarriorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to The xx for renovation and reinterpretation. The xx remix (edit) is available as a FREE download now via RCRD.LBL by clicking here.
Magic Wands formed in 2007. While living in Nashville, Chris found a song on Myspace that he listened to repeatedly, day and night. Soon he discovered it was a song by Dexy called, Ã¢â‚¬ËœTeenage Love.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ During the course of the summer 2007 Chris and Dexy started talking on the phone until dawn, writing songs for each other and mailing gifts such as toy lions, old records, handwritten poems and one glowing heart lamp. Though 2000 miles apart, they decided they were destined to be. Two weeks later Chris was back in L.A. helping Dexy pack up her old Mercedes Benz for a trip across the country. Magic Wands to date have toured with: The Kills, The Horrors, CSS, The Virgins and The Black Kids.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Magic Wands will instantly force you to start tapping your feet and possibly hand clap along with these four bouncy tracks that rely on a combination of drum machines, distorted guitars and catchy melodiesÃ¢â‚¬Â- THE FIRE NOTE
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The 80Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s inspired synth, wall of noise guitars, and electronic beats combined with an infectious pop sensibility makes for a very promising debutÃ¢â‚¬Â- ATLAS & ANCHOR
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot to like about this bunch – light guitars, drum machines, hand claps, organs, dreamy vocals, etcÃ¢â‚¬Â – PASTA PRIMAVERA
The video to Ã¢â‚¬ËœWarriorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ can be viewed here.
Magic Love & Dreams EP is available now for purchase via iTunes.