Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Magnet Hearts

Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Magnet Hearts

May 24, 2020

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If you dig The Kinks, The Who, Love, Big Star and Nazz, you’ll lose your mind over the debut album Complicated Cats by The Magnet Hearts!

The Magnet Hearts are: Jonathan Hall—guitar (Backbiter, The Freeks, Santa Sabbath), Heath Seifert—bass (Backbiter, Angry Samoans), John Collinson—drums (Santa Sabbath, Leather Hyman), and Danny McGough—keyboards (Social Distortion, Double Naught Spy Car). Together they’ve created a compelling debut album chock full of catchy ’60s/’70s psych-drenched earworms that are next to impossible to shake out of your tree.

Jonathan Hall is a brilliant songwriter and guitarist, and this album proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt. The skillful musicianship between the four band members is impressive (and I think the thing that really takes it to the next level is the masterful keyboard work intertwined throughout the album). There are many standout songs here, but the one that absolutely blows my brain is “She’s in Action.” 

Complicated Cats is one of my favorite albums of the year (so far). Click on the link, give it a listen, and prepare to be delighted!