Chris und Dexi Valentine sind das Elektro-Pop-Duo Magic Wands. Die Band aus Los Angeles ist unter anderem mit The Kills, The Black Keys und The Jesus and Mary Chain aufgetreten. Ihre bekanntesten Songs "Black Magic" und "Teenage Love" wurden von The XX und Chrystal Fighters geremixed.Ätherische Synthies treffen dabei auf hallende Gitarren, treibende Beats wechseln sich mit verschliffenen Rhythmen ab - irgendwo zwischen 70's Psych und 80er-Goth.
Magic Wands is a dream pop duo from Nashville,Tennessee and currently reside in Los Angeles California. They are best known for their melodic, catchy tunes 'Black Magic', 'Kaleidoscope Hearts' and 'Teenage Love'. These songs off their 2012 debut album 'Aloha Moon' landed them playing live on BBC1 Radio, being remixed by The XX and Crystal Fighters plus sharing bills with The Horrors, The Black Keys, The Kills and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Chris and Dexy Valentine create music that centers on their main influences - the love of all things: magic, love and dreams. In 2016 they released their second album "Jupiter" which was described as "mixing elements of gothy post-punk and ethereal psych” by Brooklyn Vegan. In anticipation of their third album 'Realms' Magic Wands are bringing their dreampop sound to the UK and Europe this fall.
"Mixing elements of gothy postpunk and ethereal psych (with no shortage of hooks), their sound might best be described as "witchy." - BrooklynVegan
"Hazy blend of boy-girl pop" - Consequence Of Sound
"Dexy and Chris Valentine build an atmospheric and cutting guitar soundscape that beautifully foreground’s the former’s compellingly stoic vocal" - Spin
"['Heartbeat'] is a five-minute dream pop tidal wave kept aloft by a snaking post-punk bassline, with vocalist Dexy Valentine coasting above it all with serene cool." - Under The Radar
"LA’s Magic Wands actually tune their instruments so that their music will affect your brain waves through the practice of sound healing" - Galore Magazine
Video 'Black Magic': www.youtube.com
Video 'Space': www.youtube.com