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, [a]Here We Go Magic[/a]’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.

[b]Camilla Pia[/b]

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