Magdalena Bay Bring The Pop Perfection of Their Mercurial World To This Ain’t No Picnic Thought+Photos: Magdalena Bay at This Ain't No Picnic 8/27/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…As soon as I saw Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin of Magdalena Bay step onto the stage wearing matching “Indie Darling” (Mica) and “Boyboss” shirts, I had a good sense of expecting a good time. I was right.
Thanks to some diligent publicists, Magdalena Bay has been on my radar for a few years now… I think since 2017. They released their debut studio album, Mercurial World, in late 2021 and it’s a solid debut. The production value of the project deserves high marks, and that’s something considering that the duo produced the entire album themselves. Their songwriting is also solid, with each song achieving some level of pop perfection. It’s no wonder that their debut made a handful of “best of” 2021 lists.
Their performance was just as energetic as their music. While Matthew tends to stay relatively sedentary behind his instruments to ensure the music goes off without a hitch, Mica was a whirling dervish of unbridled energy, shaking her hips and dancing around the stage to the rhythms of the music they played. Their performance occurred as the sun was setting in the west, but I’m keen on seeing them in a club setting with cool lighting bouncing around the room to get the full dance/pop experience that their music gives. I’m glad they’re L.A. based these days (at least that’s what I understand). I’m gonna have to flag them on my show radar now…”
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