September 15th, 2021

Los Angeles-based electro indie-pop duo Magdalena Bay—a.k.a. Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin—will release their long-awaited debut album next month, and today they share another taste of the forthcoming record. The band says the dramatic “You Lose!” is about trying to be a musician and feeling like time for success is always running out. It’s definitely melodramatic, describing ourselves as aging and nearing death, but sometimes it really feels that way.”

Entirely written, produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Magdalena Bay, Mercurial World will be released on October 8 via Luminelle.

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August 11th, 2021

Los Angeles-based electro indie-pop duo Magdalena Bay—a.k.a. Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin—recently announced their long-awaited debut album, and today they share a new song and video off of the forthcoming record. Following the first single “Chaeri” is the funky, bass-heavy “Secrets (Your Fire),” which tips its hat to the 90s. Where the music video accompanying “Chaeri” showcased a new frontier for Magdalena Bay, with cinematic visuals that retain the surreal mood and VHS-obsessed nature of their DIY videos to date, the video for “Secrets (Your Fire) seamlessly blends the two worlds. “Secrets is about interconnectivity, privacy, and digital anxiety,” the band explains. “It’s also about a need to keep sharing, to keep giving up more and more of yourself to faceless strangers in the hopes of making friends or fans.”

Entirely written, produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Magdalena Bay, Mercurial World will be released on October 8 via Luminelle. This album comes as a follow-up to their latest EP, A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling, which was released on North America’s COVID-19 Eve, March 13, 2020.

Tour dates

8/28/21 – Queens, NY | Outline: Summer at Knockdown Center (supporting ESG)

10/8/21 – Los Angeles, CA | El Cid ^ (SOLD OUT)

10/12/21 – Boston, MA | The Sinclair *

10/13/21 – Brooklyn, NY | Elsewhere (Zone One) ^

10/14/21 – Philadelphia, PA | First Unitarian Church *

10/15/21 – Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg * (SOLD OUT)

10/16/21 – Washington DC | Songbyrd * (SOLD OUT)

10/17/21 – Charlottesville, VA | The Southern *

10/19/21 – Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle – Back Room * (SOLD OUT)

10/20/21 – Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade – Purgatory * (SOLD OUT)

10/24/21 – New Orleans, LA | Gasa Gasa #

10/27/21 – Dallas, TX | Deep Ellum Art Company #

10/28/21 – Houston, TX | The Satellite #

10/29/21 – Austin, TX | Levitation 

10/30/21 – El Paso, TX | The Lowbrow Palace #

11/1/21 – Tucson, AZ | Club Congress #

11/2/21 – San Diego, CA | Soda Bar #

11/10/21 – Berkeley, CA | Cornerstone #

11/11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 #

^ Headlining shows

* w/ George Clanton and Vitesse X

# w/ George Clanton and Negative Gemini (DJ Set

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June 30th, 2021

Today Los Angeles-based electro indie-pop duo Magdalena Bay—a.k.a. Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin—announce their long-awaited debut album. Entirely written, produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Magdalena Bay, Mercurial World will be released on October 8 via Luminelle. This album comes as a follow-up to their latest EP, A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling.

“We spend all of our time together, and in some ways Mercurial World is about that particular sense of madness in containment,” Lewin says. “We live together and make art together; this immerses you in our creative, insular universe.” The result is Mercurial World, a ridiculously good and otherworldly project that is as much musical as it is an experiment in pop persona and visual aesthetics.

To celebrate the announcement of Mercurial World, Magdalena Bay share the album’s first single “Chaeri” alongside its music video. “Chaeri muses on mental health, friendship, loneliness and control. It’s about the walls we put up and the walls we should tear down for the sake of authentic connection, and Mica’s own personal difficulties with that,” the band explains of the track that finds Mica pleading for forgiveness while a soundscape so vast and thunderous threatens to consume her. “We tried taking these themes and elevating them to build a big, dark world with unsettling undertones.”

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