WHITE MAGIC, UNITED BIBLE STUDIES, CIAN NUGENT
@ Dublin: Anseo (upstairs), Wexford Street,
Thursday 17 July 2008 at 20:30
Price : 10 EUR
Skinny Wolves presents:
WHITE MAGIC (Drag City, Southern)
UNITED BIBLE STUDIES
w/ guest DJs
ABOUT WHITE MAGIC//
"2007 was a fantastic year for White Magic seeing the release of their second EP Dark Stars - following their first full-length Dat Rosa Mel Apibus, both to critical praise.
Their combination of folk, blues, country and supernatural psychedelia bring to mind visions of late 60's communes where people ran naked, grew marijuana and kids chased dogs wearing bandannas, though something sinister is always hiding behind the romantic visage... but this is not altogether the vision of Brooklyn where the band presently reside. To live in a city and create music of this nature and intensity, music that pulses like the heart of a storm is a thing of great triumph. Their originality lies in the journey of their songs, New Egypt being no exception.
White Magic are champions of repetition, looping and feedback and apocalyptic balladry that's as threatening and paranoid as it is beautiful and contemplative. Mira Billotte's voice, accompanied by Doug Shaw's psyched out guitar work and a drum beat that's relentless and driving is a ferocious combination, and one that we at Southern
are really happy to have been given the opportunity to present to you, here. Please sit back and enjoy."
Sanna Charles, Southern Records, November 2007
"Mira Billotte played in Quix*o*tic before forming WHITE MAGIC. Her voice has been compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Grace Slick, Karen Dalton, and Nico among others. White Magic has toured with the likes of Sonic Youth, Will Oldham, Joanna Newsom, Six Organs of Admittance, Ghost, Animal Collective, Magic Markers and Fiery Furnaces, among others names."
Listen to an excerpt from the above mentioned NEW EGYPT record here: www.myspace.com/skinnywolves