Saturday, July 24, 2010
magic wands - music
Its been said The Magic Wands, AKA Chris and Dexy Valentine, is like the plotline of some lost American literary classic. The first time the two of them met was for five minutes outside a gig in Hollywood in 2006 when Chris was visiting Los Angeles for the weekend. A year later and back in Nashville, Chris found a song on MySpace that he listened to repeatedly called ‘Teenage Love’. When he discovered it was a song by Dexy he sent her a message.
They began to collaborate over the Internet on a song Chris wrote to Dexys called "Kiss Me Dead" and then he flew to Los Angeles to help her pack up her old Mercedes Benz for a trip over land.
The Magic Wands spent six months in NYC, Nashville and Los Angeles writing and recording the tracks that made their debut album. Recently they toured with Black Kids and Virgins. They've toured with the Raconteurs, The Breeders as well as The Black Keys and played Lollapalooza and toured in the UK.
They have also opened for the The Kills and The Horrors. Hopefully, their tunes will be on more soundtracks as well. They've got the beat for any movie that might want to go American gothic or a Lynch film.