On August 30, Magic Man performed the "biggest show" of its career at The LC in Columbus, Ohio. The first stop on its tour with Walk the Moon marked a new chapter for the self-described "triumphant synth-rock band" from Providence, Rhode Island. Childhood friends Alex Caplow and Sam Lee started Magic Man as a two-man band in college before adding Justine Bowe, Daniel Radin and Joey Sulkowski to the group. Magic Man's Neon Gold/Columbia Records debut EP "You Are Here" was released today.
Its "first proper release" includes newly mastered versions of the band's three-song EP "Fox Den Demos" and two new songs. It was the band's first time working in a real studio.
"We like to think these songs have a bit more shimmer to them, but still keep a little bit of the intimacy and quirkiness of 'Fox Den Demos' and even our first record," Lee said. "Which we made on a laptop in Garage Band."
"We recorded it straight into the built-in microphone," Caplow laughed. "It was really high tech."
(This article originally ran on Social Columbus on Sept. 10, 2013.)