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Combining dream pop, trip-hop, electro, and global influences, Young Magic continue in the tradition of bands like My Bloody Valentine and Animal Collective and add a tribal twist. The trio met in New York around 2007, sharing music interests and restless spirits. Australian native Isaac Emmanuel spent 2010 traveling across Europe, then jumping across the pond to New York and down to Mexico, recording music along the way with whatever instruments were available. Meanwhile, bandmate and fellow Aussie Michael Italia embarked on his own travels across Europe and South America, also armed with portable recording gear, while Indonesian-born Melati Malay made her own sounds back in New York. In early 2011, reunited in the same zip code, the bandmembers rented a space in Brooklyn above a speakeasy and began recording together, yielding the singles "Sparkly," "You with Air," and "Night in the Ocean." On the performance end, by fall Young Magic took the stages of the Airwaves Festival in Iceland and CMJ in New York as well as touring with lo-fi dream popster Youth Lagoon. Young Magic made their full-length debut with Melt, released in February 2011 for the Carpark label and featuring their singles along with recordings Emmanuel and Italia made on their travels and back in Brooklyn with Malay. The group spent much of 2012 and 2013 touring in support of Melt, and by the time Young Magic began to record their second album, they had been reduced in size to the duo of Malay and Emmanuel. The pair recorded in Morocco, France, Czech Republic, Australia, and Iceland as well as their home base in Brooklyn; despite the globetrotting, 2014's Breathing Statues was a more focused and streamlined set of songs.


  • 04.15.17 Izak and I are DJing tonight @knockdowncenter from 10 - late ✨w/ @mariausbeck + @andreatscno aka DJ PJ ✨freeee https://t.co/9eHPYirdk7
  • 04.15.17 RT @knockdowncenter: Good music in our Ready Room Bar tonight with @ItsYoungMagic and friends! 10pm and free, come through! https://t.co/ST…
  • 04.15.17 RT @knockdowncenter: @ItsYoungMagic with a help of a few friends will be supplying the music in our Ready Room Bar Saturday night! https://…
  • 04.11.17 playing records this Saturday w/ @mariausbeck & Andrea Toscano aka DJ PJ @knockdowncenter https://t.co/aVxUlo1suQ https://t.co/eFnn734ck7
  • 04.05.17 RT @carparkrecords: limited edition @ItsYoungMagic merch is available now on the shop! https://t.co/deQaCucqAb https://t.co/dn2PxxYydH
  • 03.21.17 RT @othermusic: Program details announced for @MoMAPS1 & @othermusic's #ComeTogetherFest on 3/26!! https://t.co/73hXa7Bc3l & https://t.co/4…
  • 03.21.17 NYC we'll be at @MoMAPS1 this Sunday 1-2pm for Come Together Market w/ ltd ed merch ~ @othermusic @carparkrecords… https://t.co/R3HmBhhm3h
  • 02.09.17 RT @natsumiitoh: 先月初来日公演を行なったヤング・マジック(@ItsYoungMagic)のインタビュー記事を掲載。最新アルバム『Still Life』はインドネシアの血が流れているVoメラティのルーツを基盤にして、ニューヨークで制作。オススメです。 https…
  • 02.01.17 RT @Bandcamp: This Friday, for any purchase you make, we will donate 100% of our share of the proceeds to the @ACLU. #NoBanNoWall https://t…
  • 01.29.17 RT @flaurecords: much fun at yesterday gig 🙏🙏🙏 @ItsYoungMagic @daisuketanabe @plancha_92104 cuushe https://t.co/0WMob8Vfe5
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  • 01.28.17 RT @plancha_92104: Young Magicリハ終了!素晴らしかったです🎤🎹🎸✡️☯️ 本日初来日公演@落合SOUP✨ 共演はCuushe、Daisuke Tanabe!!! 当日券もありますので、是非🤗 https://t.co/XhH4wuun8u