Computer Magic – “Be Fair” (Stereogum Premiere)

Writing about music in our ever-so-digitized age proves challenging when half of what you’re hearing was made by a computer. Sometimes it’d be easier to just write: “What’s happening here is a lot of… computer magic,” which is what exactly what Band To Watch alum Danielle “Danz” Johnson has chosen to call herself. Danz has released a number of Computer Magic records in France and Japan, but her debut LP in the US, which will be self-released on her label Channel 9 Records, is called Davos, derived from the abandoned ski area town where Danz grew up in Woodridge, New York. Listen to “Be Fair” below–it’s one lusty synthpop hook after another.

Catch Computer Magic on tour:

10/06 Washington, DC @ Black Cat (Side Room)
10/07 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/09 Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/12 Atlanta, GA @
10/14 New Orleans LA @ Hi-Ho
10/15 Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
10/17 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr.
10/20 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
10/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Bahia
10/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
10/24 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/28 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/29 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
10/30 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount

Davos is out 10/16 on Channel 9 Records.