The Magic .. Muffled Suitcase ~ Feb 8 ~ Art Crawl ~ Homegrown Hamilton
After February’s Art Crawl, come see….
THE MAGIC (Guelph)
with MUFFLED SUITCASE (Greg from Diamond Rings/D’urbs/NuSlang)
Friday, Feb. 8th, 2013
At Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St.
The brothers formed, and styled, The Magic in the back room of a now defunct treasure trove of a thrift store in downtown Guelph. Geordie sings, plays guitar and keys, with Evan on bass, backing vocals and production.
Geordie and Evan also play in the bands Islands and Human Highway
Having grown up in a musical house, their father, folk singer James Gordon,wrote ‘Mining For Gold’ (which was famously covered by the Cowboy Junkies). For their own band though, they eschew their dad’s acoustic folk roots and have made a record as equally indebted to the effervescent pop of Phoenix, the soulful, studio slickness of Hall & Oates, and the white funk of Talking Heads. Elsewhere on the record they take in syncopated disco rhythms, languid 80s funk, whilst also peppering every song with effortless big FM pop choruses.
The debut album, released June 2012, has been mixed by Roger Leavens (Born Ruffians, Woodhands).