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Album review: Here We Go Magic - 'Pigeons' (Secretly Canadian)

A homing instinct for the weird makes for a lovable listen

Album review: Here We Go Magic - 'Pigeons' (Secretly Canadian)

7 / 10 Naming your record after the rats of the skies doesn’t make for the best start, but, thankfully, Here We Go Magic’s second offering is yucky in title only. This psychedelic folk pop-athon of tickled riffs, snappy elastic basslines, shimmering synths and sweetly sung vocals is all dreamy eccentricity, with a bittersweet hint of rhythmic unrest, from start to finish, and should send Hidden Cameras fans into an amorous tizz after just one listen. A weird highlight comes when frontman Luke Temple asks an unknown entity, “Are you vegetable or native?” Riiight… You may not have a clue what’s going on with this Brooklyn quintet, but it’s fantastic madness all the same.

Camilla Pia

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