San Francisco's Magic Magic Roses, purveyors of dark-yet-beautiful, harmony-driven country/folk have just released a new album entitled Dusk on Seattle-based label Plume Records. On Dusk, the two-part harmonies from Kate Sweeney and Sarah Simon are still the heart of the music, but MMR incorporates more broad instrumentation than they had on previous releases. It's highly recommended for these gray, rainy, and sad times:
Magic Magic Roses will be hosting a release party in Potrero Hill tomorrow night, featuring China and Hectorine. In addition to the music, there will be a silent auction featuring donations from a host of local businesses, with all proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood. Also, China just released a dandy of a video for their song "Honey Trap," that co-stars Yea-Ming Chen along with the band. The visuals successfully blend death and bleakness with a quirky sense of humor, which China somehow makes work in their music as well. I was unsuccessful in researching Hectorine, but I'm sure they will also help make it a lovely Saturday night.
Magic Magic Roses, China, Hectorine
December 8, 2016