No, we’re not talking about the Mega Man villian. In fact, we’re doing you one better by bringing Sam Lee, Alex Caplow, Will Radin, and Daniel Radin — collectively known as Magic Man — down from Boston to DC once again for the thirteeneth installment of All Things Gold. Not unlike the videogame, however, the duo turned four-piece brings together glowing synth lines, twinkling piano keys, driving percussion, and anthemic, AM-radio-fuzz vocals into what’s about as close as you can get to a cross between Passion Pit and Death Cab for Cutie. With “Monsters” and “Darling” as evidence, this stuff is unadulterated electro synth-pop fun. And that’s fun you don’t want to miss.
Join us at U Street Music Hall tonight, August 9th at 10PM. Advance tickets are available now for $12 (or $15 at the door). Get yours now.
STREAM: Magic Man – “Monster”
STREAM: Magic Man – “Darling”