ADULT MAGIC: Self-titled: 7”

Hailing from Long Island, N.Y., and boasting members of Iron Chic, Sister Kisser, and Broadcaster, Adult Magic delivers four songs of hook-driven punk with passionate lyrics belted through clenched teeth. This is the type of EP to get your blood boiling and your fists pumping. Although their other projects are obvious points of reference, Adult Magic borrows heavily from Superchunk and Archers Of Loaf. Although the songs explore frustration and anxiety, Adult Magic’s lyrics possess an air of—dare I say—maturity: “But when another new disaster is bringing you down / You know, I’ll be around.” As if the band name wasn’t enough of a tip off, this power trio has written a soundtrack for the pains of growing up and all the bullshit that comes with adulthood. –Sean Arenas (Dead Broke, deadbrokerecords.com / Drunken Sailor, drunkensailorrecords.co.uk)

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