photos by Amanda Hatfield

Slow Magic / Levek / TOPS @ Pianos 10/16/2012
Slow Magic
Levek
TOPS

It seems like forever ago (only last week) but the first day of CMJ (Tuesday, 10/16) back before we became covered in handstamps and wristbands, we headed to the Lower East for early day parties, like the one Portals thew at Pianos. There we caught Montreal's dreamy and danceable TOPS, Florida's breezy, jammy Levek, Delaware trio Mean Lady, plus Brooklynites Young Magic, and the similarly named but very different Slow Magic, whose laptop-and-drums style (while masked) was much more aluring than we thought it was going to be (definitely the pleasant surprise of the afternoon).

More pictures from the show are below.

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TOPS

TOPS

TOPS

TOPS

TOPS

TOPS

Slow Magic

Slow Magic

Slow Magic

Slow Magic

Mean Lady

Mean Lady

Mean Lady

Mean Lady

Mean Lady

Young Magic

Young Magic

Young Magic

Young Magic

Young Magic

Young Magic

Young Magic

Levek

Levek

Levek

Levek

Levek

Levek