Posted in music | tour dates on February 22, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Young Magic at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Young Magic

Young Magic released their debut album, Melt, last week (2/14) via Carpark and played a release show in NYC at Mercury Lounge this past Saturday (2/18). How was that show?

Melt, which you can stream in its entirety on bandcamp, is a fairly solid debut. Think Yeasayer's percussive psych pop and The Weeknd's hipster approved R&B drowned in tons of reverb, and you've pretty much got the idea. There's not too much diversity from song to song but it's an enjoyable listen for sure and worth checking out.

Young Magic has more upcoming dates this March, including hooking up with Korallreven for a few dates on their tour which hits Bowery Ballroom on March 4. Lemonade is also on that show and tickets are still available. Then they'll join Bear in Heaven for a few dates on their tour with Doldrums and Blouse (none in NYC). They will return to NYC after that run to play Cameo on April 6 with Co La and SoftSpot. Tickets for that Brooklyn show are on sale now.

All dates below...

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Korallreven -- 2012 Tour Dates
04 Mar 2012 New York, Bowery Ballroom
05 Mar 2012 Washington DC, Black Cat
06 Mar 2012 Chicago, Lincoln Hall
07 Mar 2012 San Francisco, The Independent
08 Mar 2012 Los Angeles, Echoplex
0? Mar 2012 Austin, TX SXSW
02 Jun 2012 London, Victoria Park

Young Magic -- 2012 Tour Dates
03/04 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #
03/05 Washington DC Black Cat #
03/06 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall #
03/14 - 03/17 Austin, TX SXSW
03/29 Bloomington, IN The Bishop *
03/30 Columbus, OH The Basement *
03/31 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub *
04/01 St Louis, MO The Luminary Center for the Arts *
04/06 Brooklyn, NY Cameo Gallery %
# = w/ Korallreven
* = w/ Bear In Heaven, Doldrums
% = w/ SoftSpot, Co La

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Comments (9)

Melati's voice is stellar.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 12:33 PM

"Melt comes out of the wringer being about as sterile and clinical sounding as a basic visit to your dentist for a routine check-up."

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 12:37 PM

Young & Magic are this years Little & Bear

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 12:44 PM

I don''t even need to hear this to know what it sounds like - it sounds like farts.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 12:53 PM

this sounds like the gas produced after you eat hummus

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 12:58 PM

the mercury show was quite good. too early for a great turnout, but they translate well live.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 5:53 PM

Young & Magic are this years Little & Bear

Posted by Engadget | February 27, 2012 3:06 PM

this sounds like the gas produced after you eat hummus

Posted by Souq | February 29, 2012 9:08 AM

young magic rules

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 4:38 PM

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