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Exclusive: Magic Wands — "Black Magic" Video Lesson

Indie duo Magic Wands will release their first full-length album, Aloha Moon, April 24 via Bright Antenna/ILG. You can check out "Space," the album's first single, right here.

As an added bonus, check out the exclusive video below. It features Magic Wands' Chris and Dexy Valentine showing you how to play "Black Magic," another song from Aloha Moon.

Magic Wands first garnered attention with their EP, Magic Love & Dreams -- then came tours with The Kills, The Horrors, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys and The Virgins, plus appearances at SXSW and Lollapalooza.

Aloha Moon was recorded at a studio in San Francisco, a cabin in Echo Park and under the stars of the Palm Desert. Several tracks were mixed by producer Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem).

The album is available for pre-order here.

For more about Magic Wands, check out their Facebook page and official website.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.