|Photo by Ken Marcou
Despite being from Boston, The Magic City don't sound like a Boston band at all. The band's debut single, "Roadrunner Vs. Your Mother," has more of a British sound than American. You're going to hear the early Britpop of Suede and Pulp mixed with the glam of David Bowie and T-Rex. As you can imagine, "Roadrunner Vs. Your Mother" doesn't sound like anything else from 2023. Everything about the song screams early 90's, back before Britpop had truly taken over the airwaves. The most modern thing about the sound is the slick production. The Magic City have a winner on their hands with this one, and we're looking forward to whatever they do next.
Vocalist David Jackel says of the new song:
“I got the idea for it while getting ice cream with my five-year-old daughter Bronwyn. We had just watched the original Parent Trap, and I was explaining to her why real parents would never do what those parents did, and that they were actually terrible parents. Across the street I noticed the movie theater marquee for Roadrunner, and the hamster wheel in my brain started to roll.”
You can listen to "Roadrunner Vs. Your Mother" below. For more on The Magic City, check out the band on Instagram and Facebook. If you'll be in the Boston area next month, they're playing The Jungle in Somerville on December 17.