The Magic Numbers on KEXP

Thanks to Jax, the self-titled full-length debut by The Magic Numbers has been my most recent obsession. I first heard a couple of songs on Sirius’ Left of Center, and then I turned into this raving lunatic, foaming at the mouth, fiending for more. Such is the irresistible pull of the catchy pop they create.

While I guess the comparisons to the sunshiney pop of the Mamas and Papas are inevitable, I was pleasantly surprised by some of the lyrical depth of The Magic Numbers.

“That I’m a no-good, used-up, bruised and fucked-up boy /
Who gets beat up just by looking at you /
I’m a lonely soul, lost every single thing I ever did own /
But I never owned you”

This five-song set also includes Gone Are the Days from Help: A Day in the Life, a War Child benefit, which is available at eMusic.

The Magic Numbers, live on KEXP, 11/7/05:

1. Forever Lost
2. Don’t Give Up the Fight
3. Love’s A Game
4. Love Me Like You
5. Gone Are the Days

4 thoughts on “The Magic Numbers on KEXP”

  1. Thanks for posting this session. In their recent KCRW session they did a great version of Beyonce’s “Crazy IIn Love” which is in the archive or email if you’d like to hear it

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