Ask Magic Bronson what kind of music they make and they’ll tell you, “We honestly don’t know.” And that’s the way they like it. Call their music what you will -- synth, indie, alternative, or electronica -- one thing is certain: their music is addictive. As BuzzbandsLA puts it, the duo’s music is as “stupefyingly uncategorizable as it is intoxicating."
Drawing from a large pool of influences, the LA twosome, Michael Nicastro and Matthew Lieberman, write and produce their own songs from their own home recording studios. Nicastro might work out a beat and have Lieberman come by to add live bass and lyrics. Or Lieberman will create a sound around some lyrics, and then send the session to Nicastro who will promptly strip the song down and build it back up into something even better. Once the two of them come together to record, they add the bells and whistles that enrich and refine their sound. It’s a constantly evolving process that works well for them, and the result is a heady blend of meditative lyrics sung over melody-rich notes and chords you can’t help but move to.
“Wildlife,” their debut full length album, spent 7 weeks on the CMJ Top 200 and was named the 14th best LA record of 2014 by BuzzbandsLA. The record enjoyed a steady stream of TV/Film placements with songs featured in “Graceland” (USA Network), “Suits” (USA Network), “You’re The Worst” (FX), "Dice" (Showtime), "The Girlfriend Experience" (Starz), Major League Baseball Network, and in the feature film “Certain Women,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016.
Magic Bronson went independent in 2015 when they left their label and teamed up with Engineer Mike Malchicoff. The resulting self EP is a hearty blend of five brand new tracks set to release 4/8/16