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Magic Wands sprinkle EP, tour dates

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    Having already caught the attention of the U.K. kids courtesy the 7” “Black Magic”, Magic Wands are ready to turn their attention stateside with the release of their first U.S. EP and some scary talented touring.

    But first, some background: Magic Wand’s origin sounds something like a Lifetime film. In 2007, Chris Valentine discovered “Teenage Love”, a song written by Dexy, on MySpace that he loved instantly. Chris and Dexy began talking to each other over the phone that summer and they soon fell for each other. Eventually, even though they were over 2000 miles apart, Chris would travel to Los Angeles and take Dexy for a trip across the United States. They arrived in Nashville and started to record under the name Magic Wands.

    Catchy melodies and powerful hooks, accompanied by distorted and strong rhythm and bass, drive the sound behind this sleek band. Magic Wands has one of the most unique and exciting sounds to come out of America for some time and was an instant success, commercially and critically.

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    The EP, entitled Magic Love & Dreams, will hit record shelves on May 25th via Bright Antenna. The duo will look to support the release by serving as openers for The Kills and The Horrors’ co-headlining North American through through late May.

    Magic Wands 2009 Tour Dates:
    04/23 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
    04/24 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    04/25 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
    04/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Lenny’s
    04/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    04/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    05/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    05/02 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    05/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    05/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
    05/06 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
    05/07 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
    05/08 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
    05/09 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    05/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
    05/15 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
    05/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
    05/17 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    05/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    05/21 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
    05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda

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