By: Liv Hauck
Magic Magic’s “Squid Hunt” belongs on everyone’s summer mix this warm season. The insouciant, plucked guitar and mellow vocals evoke memories of sun spotted summer days and casual love affairs. Although “Squid Hunt” certainly has a laid back feel, it is clear the band possesses serious talent. Lead singer John Francis Murphy moves with languid expertise through the dreamy melodies.
Another song worth checking out on this band's myspace is "All I Know". The song opens with repetitive minor seventh intervals on the guitar, creating an unsettling atmosphere. Harmonic release finally comes with the introduction of different textures of guitar, which clarify the tonal center. The entrance of the buzzing bass fed through an overdrive pedal anchors the sound and adds unexpected grit to the lighthearted beginning. Once again, the catchy melody is the perfect vehicle for John's marvelously spirited vocals.