Drenched in Blog: SXSW Bitchin' Band Alert: Magic Bullets

The name Magic Bullets at first had me excited because I thought they may be some JFK assassination-themed band. You know, with a tatted-up Lee Harvey Oswald doppelganger on bass or something. But instead I got really chilled-out Scot-Pop ditties from San Francisco.

Magic Bullets do a very lush jangle-pop thing, especially on "Red Room," with fleeting comparisons to a more gentler and warm Talking Heads. Or a less morose Joy Division. Expect these guys to get some mega-mileage from their new release Young Man's Fancy. A handful of shows with Rogue Wave at SXSW next week won't hurt either. Hurry up and get check them out first before Zach Braff snaps them up for a movie soundtrack.

As Tony Wilson once said, "It's great stuff to chill out to." – Craig Hlavaty

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