New Madrid – magnetkingmagnetqueen (album review)

by Woody on May 13, 2016


Today I decided to work from home; specifically on my new back patio. As I settled in with my laptop on the couch, I put on the latest from New Madrid as my background music. It didn’t take long for me to get lost in the psych-pop beauty of it all. The sun was shining on my face and work soon became an afterthought as I just sort of lied there getting lost in the album. Songs drifted into each other and soon I was gone.

And that’s the spirit of magnetkingmagnetqueen. Once it gets its hooks in you, you’re cooked. Produced by David Barbe, this isn’t an album of an individual tracks. Its an hour of going down the wormhole and coming out the other end. If I was going to pick a favorite, it would be Dress Up. The texture of the track as sounds bubble up, only to fade away one second later as the rhythm section methodically pushes ahead is so tasty. Vocals are looping all over each other.

So dig into magnetkingmagnetqueen, their 3rd LP on a nice sunny day and let this thing wash over you. It has an unmistakable groove that is worth investing in.

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