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 is a project that has existed for over 6 years. It has had several other names and several other members in the past. We feel we have finally reached a point where we can bring it to the public. The music created and presented has never felt more natural.
We have spent countless hours in a studio outside of Philadelphia developing and perfecting the sound we were looking for. We created an enormous amount of material and finally decided to release it, but in a different manner than many are used to today.
We will be digitally releasing a single on the first Tuesday of every month for a full year. As with the traditional 45 vinyl releases, each single will have an A-side and B-side (2 tracks). We hope you will join us on this journey.