This week’s podcast showcases San Francisco’s Magic Bullets, whose second full length album, Magic Bullets, came out yesterday on Mon Amie Records. The band’s first record, a CHILD but in life yet a DOCTOR in love, came out in 2007, and introduced a refreshingly catchy jangle pop sound calling to mind bands like The Smiths, The Feelies, Talking Heads, and Orange Juice. Over the next several years, the Bullets focused on writing and recording, gaining an EP, but losing two band members to Girls. That setback aside, the Bullets are now back and, yes, they sound better than ever. Guitarist Corey Cunningham has crafted a batch of dynamic songs that showcase both a minimalist restraint and a broader array of tempos, feels, and sounds. Singer Phil Benson remains a magnetic vocal presence, delivering heartfelt thoughts on love and romance. Fans of indie pop, do check this album out.
We sat down with the members of Magic Bullets recently to discuss their new album. We’ve also included four songs from their self-titled album in the episode.
Magic Bullets has a bunch of California shows over the next month. Full dates on their MySpace page.
– You can currently stream Magic Bullets on Spinner.