I haven’t heard much about Magnetic Morning, which is surprising considering the group’s pedigree. It’s principal members are Sam Fogarino (drummer for Interpol) and Adam Franklin (singer/guitarist of Swervedriver). Jimmy LaValle of the Album Leaf and Josh Stoddard of the Still Out round out the group (at least for recording purposes … not sure what the live show entails).
If the band is something of a secret, it’s doing a good job at keeping a low-ish profile. MM’s MySpace page doesn’t even list tonight’s show at Rhythm Room. (Get tickets.)
The band’s full-length debut, A.M., was released digitally on Oct. 21 and is due for a physical release on Jan. 27 via Friend or Faux Recordings. I’ve only been able to give it one spin so far, but if I were to say something poetic about it, I’d tell you about the album’s vast sonic landscapes. Its openness defies so much of the claustrophobia that strangles indie rock.
For more, check out an interview with Franklin at Wired’s Listening Post.