Friday, March 18, 2011

Magic Bullets Hit the Bull's-Eye

Music bloggers, every once in a while, wish they could turn back the clock to revise their "best-of" lists. This happened to me the other day when I heard a release from 2010 that completely captured my heart. Last June, San Francisco's own Magic Bullets released a self-titled sophomore album on Mon Amie Records and, it is clear, they take a page right out of the Orange Juice playbook. They probably take at least a paragraph from the Smiths as well. Fortunately, wearing their influences on their sleeves isn't too derivative. If I could do it all over again, "Sigh the Day Away" would be on my best songs of 2010 list, and 'Magic Bullets' would have been on my best albums of 2010 list as well. The important thing, I guess, is I finally discovered them. I love moments like these. Here are a couple of songs from their fine LP, and you can buy it here.

Magic Bullets - Lying Around (mp3)

Sigh The Day Away by New Music

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