The 9369 pollen count spring days are gone and butterscotch yellow and carnation pink tulle dresses are about to be worn on prom nights all across this city. Did you know that June is the number one month in which Americans lose their virginity? It's true. It's also true that summer starts in three odd days for Atlanta colleges, not that any of us are counting.
But let's face it. The pollen is still being kind of a downer and the girls will mostly be channeling their inner Ke$ha with leopard print dresses and their inner Katy with electric blue satin ones. Hopefully CVS doesn't run out of glitter!
First world problems aside, Magic Wands, composed of husband-and-wife-to-be Chris and Dexy Valentine (does anyone else spy a fake last name?) just dropped their first record, Aloha Moon, on April 24. Well, aloha to you, too, Mr. and Mrs. Valentine. And welcome, 'cause you just made a slew of potential party hits that sound like a creamy swirl of 1983 and 2012 dream pop combined. They classify themselves not as lo-fi, not chillwave, but lovewave! And it fits. Second song "Teenage Love" [just listen OR right click on a PC or hit control and click 'save as' on a Mac to download the FREE MP3! Thanks diffuser.fm!] opens with the lyrics, "Meet me down by the soda machine/show me now what our love means/take my hand and sex me up/give me all your teenage love." And later Dexy sings: "Call me up on the telephone/late at night when you're all alone/this teenage love has got me stuck/come over so we can fuuuu-get about everything."
When Dexy sings "fuuuu" it sounds like she says "fuck," and then says "forget" too, almost as if she's hiding out in the corner of her room so daddy won't hear her mouth such a sinful word through the walls. Looks like they could be a potential crossover band too - the single "Black Magic" just played on last week's "Gossip Girl" and it was on one of last month's "Vampire Diaries" episodes as well. So to all you party monsters and prom whores, fuckget™ about everything and listen.
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