Band To Watch

Band To Watch: R E A L M A G I C

Amrit Singh | June 30, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Get past the eye-catching/potentially irritating stylized spacing (ala w h o k i l l), and focus instead on the heartfelt, fuzzy electronic dance tracks from 26-year-old Denver art school grad Drew Englander aka R E A L M A G I C. He claims influence from “shoegaze, R&B, and Grime,” and on “No Things Left” some of that bears out, via tricky, shifty beats adorning club-ready rhythms and a blown-out synth sound. The result is something like Clams Casino crossing into Baths’ beat based realm, with the vocal melodic stylings of Beirut (or his own similarly monikered synth-pop guise, Realpeople). Get a sense of R E A L M A G I C via an MP3 of one of his two songs available at the moment, “No Things Left”:

R E A L M A G I C – “No Things Left”

Download the other track, “Crip Tics” at the Heart Music Group Bandcamp.