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HERE WE GO MAGIC

The January EP

2011-05-15

All tracks are FCC clean

Label – Secretly Canadian
Released – 10 May, 2011
This short but sweet 6 song EP comes in at just over 20 minutes but is jam packed with some great songs to fill your headspace. Coming out less than a year on from their sophomore 2010 LP Pigeons but recorded in the same way, with analog tape in an upstate New York farmhouse, this EP is much more than an outtakes disc and actually has a very cohesive flow maybe even more so than the sibling recordings that comprise the Pigeons album.

Comprised mostly of the dreamy psychedelia that HWGM have been perfecting over last two years, The January EP also has elements of mathy krautrock and haunting chamber pop.

Recommendations: I could argue that this EP doesn’t have a bad song on it (Mirror Me might be the lowest point, but still not a bad track). If you are looking for something a little bit more upbeat I would go with “Backwards Time” (5). On the other hand, if you are looking for something a little more spaced out I would go with “Hands in the Sky” (2).

Reviewed by Devon Cunningham

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