Magic Giant - 'In the Wind' (album stream) (premiere)

by Sarah Zupko

15 May 2017

Festival favorite indie folk band Magic Giant releases their technicolor debut LP full of soaring folk pop.
Photo: Brantley Gutierrez 

Indie folk poppers Magic Giant have been active on the festival scene and have toured with Beats Antique and the Revivalists, and now they are set to release their infectious debut album, In the Wind, this Friday, May 19th. The band blends folk and pop in equal doses, creating killer harmonies, intriguing instrumental accompaniment, literally using any instrument they happen to find, including drums, banjo, trumpet, saxophone, harmonica, synthesizers, electric bass, cello, viola, violin, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, and more. Their sound is huge and features melodies that soar to majestic heights, and the way the album was created has a lot to do with that.
As the band toured through 2016, they simultaneously worked on In the Wind and bought a shuttle bus that they made into a solar-powered mobile recording studio. Traversing the US, Magic Giant found themselves in amazing outdoor spaces where they could pull up the bus, jump out and record music in natural surroundings. Those evocative landscapes and impulsive sessions add an irreplaceable energy and vastness to the group’s music.

Magic Giant says, “We are so excited for the world to finally hear this album. Written and recorded on the road, In the Wind, is a road trip record with stories inspired by people we met along the way.”

May 19 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
May 20 - San Diego CA @ The Casbah
May 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ School Night at Bardot
May 27 - St. Petersburg, FL @ 97x BBQ at Vinoy Park
June 3 - Denver, CO @ Sun Drenched Festival
June 4 - Wichita, KS @ Wichita Riverfest
June 6 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
June 7 - St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
June 9 - Chicgao, IL @ Ribfest
June 10 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Ann Arbor Summer Festival
June 11 - Cleveland, OH @ LaureLive Festival
June 13 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
June 17 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
June 20 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
June 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
June 22 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
June 25 - Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Festival
June 27 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
June 28 - Boston, MA @ The Red Room at Cafe 939
June 30 & July 1 - Pembroke, ON @ Emerge Festival
July 14 - Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
July 15 & 16 - Grass Valley, CA @ California WorldFest
July 21 - Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret
July 22 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
July 23 - Portland, OR @ Lola’s Room
July 25 - Napa, CA @ Silo’s
July 29 - Barrie, ON @ WayHome Festival
August 18 - Pullman, WA @ National Lentil Festival
August 19 - Long Beach, CA @ Alt 98.7 Summer Camp
August 26 - Littleton, CO @ Breckenridge Brewery
October 6 & 7 - Moapa, NV @ RiSE Festival

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