Magic Man, Bel Heir
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The mysteriosos behind Sir Sly are dark knights in the truest sense. Since first making their presence known last summer, the LA outfit have been running the tastemaker underworld with their monochromatic blend of vigilante pop, leaving onlookers with nothing more than a pair of explosive tracks and a hero-shaped shadow to go on. So it's with great pleasure that we're able to pull the curtain back today and unveil our next release, as we bring Sir Sly's debut 7" into the world on Neon Gold next month in conjunction with our UK sister label, National Anthem.
Sir Sly is not one sir but three - Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito, and Hayden Coplen to be precise - who have been hard at work for the past few months writing, recording and producing all aspects of their debut offering in Suwito's studio. From the arresting cold open to the ever-restless denouement, lead A-single "Ghost" doesn't just pass our every litmus test, it passes right through it, swimming through a fog of wartorn synths and floating with timeless melancholy in an ocean of unforgotten pasts. Elsewhere, the vinyl's AA-side "Gold" - for which the band have put together the perfect visual accompaniment (below) - jangles with moody desperation and reckless abandon, while digital-only B-side "Where I'm Going" delves deeper into the depths of the trio's doom-and-gloom pop noir.
-Neon Gold Records
Magic Man began as a duo who grew out of spare moments and idle hours during a summer spent volunteering on different organic farms. Their debut album 'Real Life Color' was released in 2010. Magic Man is now a 5 piece Providence based synth-pop outfit who are working on their 2nd album. New tracks will be released soon.
“In a year marked by creative release methods and monochrome aesthetic, Bel Heir were near the top of the heap in both regards. Releasing new songs on the first Tuesday of every month, the band gave listeners new guilty pleasures on a consistent basis in the form of their irresistibly catchy brand of dark pop.” – When The Gramophone Rings
Bel Heir, an alternative, electro-pop band hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has received major attention within the past year. In 2013, the bands method of releasing new singles each month grabbed the attention of many notable music blogs. A spot on When The Gramophone Rings’ list of “51 New Bands That Will Make 2014 Awesome”, numerous song premieres on Mostly Junk Food and coverage from Neon Gold and All Things Go are just a few of the dozens of features Bel Heir has acquired within the past year.
After touring with the likes of Magic Man and Sir Sly, Bel Heir has gained a following that are anxious to see the band live. Their web presence is also skyrocketing as evidenced by the cumulative 600,000+ views on YouTube, the 100,000+ Soundcloud streams on their song “Kiss The Devil (Just A Gent Remix)” and a track trending on Soundcloud Alternative.
The band is continuing to stay busy in 2014. While spending time in the studio working on their debut record, they will play key one-offs and select tours and festivals.
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