Magic Man, Bel Heir
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 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.
Bel Heir first gained the attention of fans and critics by releasing two singles a month, in a classic A-side/B-side format, for a full year in 2014. Their unique campaign lead to immediate support from blogs such as NEON GOLD, HILLYDILLY, ALL THINGS GO, INDIE SHUFFLE and more. This soon resulted in over one million Spotify streams on their single “Kiss The Devil.”
The buzz and success surrounding their releases quickly meant tour dates with Sir Sly, Joywave, Highly Suspect, Neon Trees, The Chaingang of 1974, Cruisr, MagicMan and many others.
In 2015, they signed a publishing deal with LA-based Pulse Music Group (home to Børns, Miike Snow, Wild Belle, Run the Jewels) and have had the opportunity to write with hitmakers including Justin Tranter (Fall Out Boy, Halsey), Tim Anderson (Banks, 21 Pilots),
Jess Shatikin (Sia, Adele), Tim Pagnotta (Coin, Neon Trees, Dreamcar, Weezer) and more.
Throughout the time writing on both coasts, Bel Heir rediscovered their indie rock roots, resulting in a rebranded sound with much more grit, ripping guitars and pounding drums. And after writing more than 100 songs, the band is finally ready to release new music. Now, the "Washed Up” EP has arrived and it's a small—yet mighty—preview of the music Bel Heir is releasing in the near future.