Slow Magic

How To Run Away (Downtown Records)

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A DIY project with worldwide scope, Slow Magic is universal and inclusive. It’s cosmic electronic music culled from the ether, yet crafted with human hands. It’s joyous, escapist, multi-disciplinary art that mixes transcendent performance with the nostalgic intimacy of two teenagers staying up too late on the phone.

 

After the release of 2012’s beloved and critically-acclaimed Triangle, Slow Magic became an international movement after touring with artists like Gold Panda and XXYYXX. Crowds found a masked man in their midst, bathed in fantastic light, with electronic triggers and a drum. The future-primitive combination infused the project’s electronic compositions with new life.

 

How To Run Away, Slow Magic’s debut with Downtown Records, reflects this growth, oozing both otherworldly beauty and a mastery of production. Lead single “Girls” is deconstructionist house with an organic pulse and collaged, handcrafted samples. “Hold Still” sculpts elastic organs and jazz piano into an emotionally-pummeling finale, while the melancholy “Let U Go” merges watery dub with spectral piano and “Closer” plays like a ’90s R&B fever dream.

 

Slow Magic is music by your imaginary friend.

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Tour

  •  
    May 17, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    Cannery Ballroom

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    May 18, 2017
    Charlotte, NC
    The Underground

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    May 19, 2017
    Atlanta, GA
    The Tabernacle

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    May 20, 2017
    Boise, ID
    Summerfield/Memorial Stadium

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    May 27, 2017
    Morrison, CO
    Red Rocks

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    Jun 03, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    Gray Area

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    Jun 17, 2017
    Chicago, IL
    Taste of Randolph

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    Jun 23, 2017
    Heber City, UT
    Bonanza Campout & Music Festival

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    Jul 19, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    House of Yes

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    Jul 28, 2017
    West Hollywood, CA
    Troubadour