California duo Magic Wands, who’ve dubbed their sound “lovewave”, are set to release their first full-length, Aloha Moon, on April 24 via Bright Antenna/ILG. Dexy and Chris Valentine, who met on MySpace, will make some key appearances at SXSW 2012 starting March 15th before their own tour starts.

Magic Wands have honed their live set opening for luminaries such as The Kills, The Horrors, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, The Virgins, Black Kids and The Teenagers. They create psych-pop guitar-based songs awash in the mysterious sparkle of a tropical island after the sun goes down. Hear their song “Space”, with the compellingly lush “I fell in love” refrain ready for the dance floor, here.


1. Aloha Moon
2. Teenage Love
3. Kaleidoscope Hearts
4. Crystals
5. Warrior
6. Black Magic
7. Treasure
8. Wolves
9. Kiss Me Dead
10. Space