Video: Magic Bullets – "What Took You So Long"

With the release of the seven track EP Much Ado About, San Francisco indie pop five-piece Magic Bullets are now officially finished as a band (don't act surprised — we've been mourning the break-up for quite some time now). They've left us with one more treat, though. in the form of a new music video for the single "What Took You So Long." Created with footage from their last days on tour by guitarist Corey Cunningham, the black and white video is a goofy, lo-fi montage of the band laughing and fooling around.

By |April 12, 2012|Tags: |

January's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are over a dozen new tracks that were posted on in January, with links below to download each of them individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog January 2012 Tracklisting: 1. Surf Club - "Lonely Days" 2. Terry Malts - "Nauseous" 3. SorryEverAfter - "Honey Girl" 4. Future Twin - "Yuka" 5. Magic Bullets - "What Took You So Long?" 6. Young Prisms - "Floating in Blue" 7. James & Evander - "Unthinkable" 8. Donovan Quinn [...]

Magic Bullets release first single from their farewell release, the Much Ado About EP

San Francisco's jangle-pop group Magic Bullets have released the first single from their upcoming (and final) release, the Much Ado About EP, available April 3 on Brooklyn–based label Mon Amie. We interviewed the band when they announced the split this summer and you can read about their thoughts (spoiler: there's no bad blood) here. "What Took You So Long" is just the type of sunny pop we've come to expect from Magic Bullets over the last 7 years. While lead singer Philip Benson laments a long-term crush not reciprocating his feelings ("Just when I thought the chance had ended / [...]

By |January 26, 2012|Tags: |

Photos: Tim Cohen/Magic Trick, Magic Bullets, Tambo Rays @ Rickshaw Stop, 8/24/11

Last Wednesday the Rickshaw was packed with those celebrating the release of Tim Cohen's new LP The Glad Birth of Love, as well as the tentatively labeled "farewell show" for longtime indie pop Bay Area band Magic Bullets. In recent years, new members have come into Magic Bullets and their set has evolved as a result, but, for this special evening, they also performed a few old songs. Their set opened with a hit from the early years, "Heatstroke" - which has the fun fact of being licensed for the 2007 Lisa Kudrow movie, Kabluey. Later, the band threw in [...]

Interview: Magic Bullets’ seven-year search for the perfect sound

Photos by: Nicole L. Browner "Never say never," say the members of Magic Bullets, who are just as uncertain as anybody else about whether or not tonight's show at the Rickshaw Stop will be the band's finale after seven years together. It'll definitely be the last show for a while, as the band's sixth drummer, Alex Kaiser (formerly of Tempo No Tempo), departs for graduate school. Seven years can produce a lot of memories, temporary band members, shows to forget and those to remember. The original members - guitarist Corey Cunningham, vocalist Phil Benson and bassist Nathan Sweatt - have [...]

By |August 24, 2011|Tags: |

Recommended, 8/22-8/28: Magic Trick/Magic Bullets, R. Stevie Moore/Ariel Pink, Mikal Cronin, The Soft Moon/Craft Spells

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Tim Cohen's Magic Trick releases album, Magic Bullets play final show Tim Cohen's other band, Magic Trick, releases its new album, The Glad Birth of Love, Tuesday on Empty Cellar Records, and the band celebrates its release on Wednesday night at the Rickshaw Stop (8pm, $8). The show is a packed one, and it also marks the [...]

Sunday: Yours Truly/Terroreyez host Magic Bullets, Pregnant, J. Irvin Dally RSVP-only show

Terror Eyes and Yours Truly have collaborated again to curate a screening party of their respective work, along with a live show featuring Magic Bullets, Pregnant (Sacramento) and J. Irvin Dally. The party takes place this Sunday at a location which will be revealed only to those who RSVP to the Facebook invitation (8pm, $5). This bill is eclectic but very intriguing -- Magic Bullets will be experimenting with new songs (via Twitter), while the two other acts come from different worlds than the indie pop headliners. J. Irvin Dally is a former Northern California dweller now living in [...]

Noise Pop Review: The Concretes, Birds & Batteries, Magic Bullets, Psychic Friend

On a night when a meteorologist's conspiracy hoodwinked all of us into thinking it would snow in our temperate little town, the Rickshaw played host to Sweden's The Concretes, two of SF's local heavyweights, Birds & Batteries and Magic Bullets, and a debut performance from Psychic Friend (featuring Will Schwartz of Imperial Teen). Energy was a little low at the start of the evening, but Schwartz being the music vet he is, wasted little time hooking his overtly emotional, piano-powered pop into the emerging crowd. Filling out the guitarless trio were drummer Patty Schemel (Hole) and bassist Bo Boddie, who [...]

Backseat Beat, Episode 7 outtakes: Magic Bullets Maybe you happened to catch Magic Bullets on our last episode of Backseat Beat, in which these charming men chatted us up about vibrators, Spam burritos (not a euphemism) and cock with wine (we'll let you decide if that's a euphemism). Their interview left us with some steamy windows and way more naughty bits than we could fit into one episode, as you can see in the reel of choice outtakes above. Then again, maybe you missed the episode because your stupid family forgot your 16th birthday because your older sister was getting married on the same day and [...]

Mixtape: Surveying the Indie Pop Renaissance (Podcast #241)

Mixtape: Surveying the Indie Pop Renaissance (Podcast #241) We love psych rock, garage, folk rock, singer-songwriter stuff, and a variety of other musical genres here at The Bay Bridged, but our first love was, and will forever be, indie pop. From the jangly to the synthy, an uber-catchy, clever pop song is something to be treasured. After what felt like a few slightly lean years for the genre (from our perspective, anyway), we're now in the midst of a real fertile time for great indie pop. This month's mixtape collects over an hour's worth of great new and recent indie [...]

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