White Magic, Cryptacize, The Dry Spells

Fri Nov 23, 2007
Hemlock Tavern
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"We had to wait so long for White Magic's full length after their debut ep, so we're very happy that they've quickly followed up that great first album with another e.p. of their dark and hypnotic psychedelic folk ("Dark Stars" on Drag City). Conjuring the spirit of Karen Dalton and Grace Slick at her most mystifying, Mira Billotte has proven to be one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in the underground music scene over the last decade. Her amazing voice and mesmerizing piano playing are perfectly complimented by the strong presence of her partner in magical musical spells, Douglas Shaw, who wrote and sings on the ep's closer, which is absolutely beautiful.

With songs that sound like they should be performed at some ceremonial ritual, White Magic have carved out a special place for themselves and have proven that long after the whole 'freak folk' hype is dead and gone they will remain, as a band who truly conjure up meaningful songs and remarkable music." - Aquarius Records


  1. Hemlock Tavern
    1131 Polk St, San Francisco, CA