Gross Magic signs to Fat Possum, gets a letter from Hogwarts

Gross Magic signs to Fat Possum, gets a letter from Hogwarts

Remember that part in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Malfoy calls Hermione “a filthy Mudblood” and Ron tries to cast a spell on him? Remember how the spell backfires and Ron ends up vomiting slugs?

That’s certainly some gross magic, but the UK-based artist of the same name has nothing to do with it. Gross Magic (a.k.a. Sam McGarrigle, formerly of Hocus Tocus) brings his retro synth pop to Fat Possum, joining the likes of Yuck, Tennis, and The Walkmen. Imagine what an 80s band would sound like after grooving through outer space for a bit, then mix in a little Flaming Lips, and you’ll have Gross Magic’s debut EP Teen Jamz, which is currently available on iTunes and will see a physical release October.

Gross Magic also has a handful of NYC dates scheduled, so be sure to track down any neon clothing, space gear, or wizard robes you might have lying around.

Teen Jamz tracklisting:

01. We’re Awake Tonight
02. Teen Jamz
03. Sweetest Touch
04. Can’t Ignore My Heart
05. Dream Gurl
06. Yesterdays (iTunes exclusive bonus track)


10.13.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.14.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.15.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery

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