Magic City Hippies

New Music Critique: Magic City Hippies

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We didn't know what to expect from this outfit, and what we got is as surprising as it is alluring. A Miami trio, Magic City Hippies specialize in hooky, heavily produced tracks stuffed with rock, funk, hip-hop, Cubano, electronica, you name it, all of it artfully layered with an incredible density that somehow manages to avoid overcrowding. The only thing wrong with the funky-sad groove of "Spice" is that (at barely a minute long) it's way too short! "Indiana" features rapping and singing over a plush fabric of sound, topped off by a searing, shrieking guitar solo. "Float" again demonstrates the group's delight in audio distortion, old-school flavors and under-emphasizing their hooks.

Contact: bradstreet@11e1evengroup.com

Web: soundcloud.com

Seeking: Label, Publishing, Film/TV

Style: Psych Pop