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Magic Giant Announces Debut Album “In the Wind” to be Released May 19

Today, LA-based alt-folk trio Magic Giant, announced their debut album, In the Wind, to be released May 19 via Washington Square/Razor&Tie. The album was co-produced with Ben Allen (Walk the Moon, MIA, Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective). A new version of the song that put their name on the map, “Set on Fire,” which reached #4 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 and amassed 4 million streams in less than a year, is also re-released today. LISTEN HERE. CLICK HERE to watch the video for “Set on Fire.”

In the spring of 2016, Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello) welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member.Magic Giant converted a shuttle bus into a solar-powered mobile recording studio and set out to record In the Wind. “There were spaces of time between shows where we could get creative,” explains guitarist/cellist Zang. “Using the bus to power microphones, we recorded outside – literally In The Wind – across North America.” Inside a Redwood tree off the coast of California, within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass, on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado, and in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte are just a few of the places the trio recorded their debut. The instrumentation includes (get ready…) orchestral drums, banjo, trumpet, saxophone, harmonica, synthesizers, electric bass, cello, viola, violin, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, and more. The three band members found themselves serendipitously through social media, and when their virtuoso talents were combined it created a sound that was incredibly vibrant and booming with life.

Since finishing their LP in “The Bunker,” their Silver Lake, Los Angeles studio, the band has been performing their exuberant music for festival stages at Electric Forest, Wanderlust, and Lightning in a Bottle, and sold out shows in legendary rooms such as the Troubadour and Mercury Lounge.

In the Wind threads together a musical cartography of alternative, pop, and folk. What the world needs now is LOVE, and Magic Giant is here to spread the word.

Upcoming 2017 Tour Dates:

March 11 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Gondola Plaza

March 14 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live / Moody Theater – SXSW

March 15 – Austin, TX @ Showtime House – SXSW

April 1 – Park City, UT @ Canyons Village

April 2 – Safety Harbor, FL @ Safety Harbor Waterfront Park

May 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop

May 13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place

May 20 – San Diego CA @ The Casbah

June 11 – Russell Township, OH @ LaureLive

June 15 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival

July 29 – Barrie, CA @ WayHome Music and Arts Festival

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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