For over a half a decade, San Francisco’s Magic Magic Roses, the trio of Sarah Simon, Kate Sweeney, Sam Berman, have been putting out some of the most genuine and affecting dream folk in music. At the end of the year, they are slated to unveil their third full-length, titled Dusk, through Seattle label Plume Records. Produced by Simon’s sister and La Luz member Lena Simon, the album finds the band experimenting more with textures and tempo, while bringing in additional musical components with contributions from Bill Patton on pedal steel, the previously mentioned Lena Simon on percussion, keyboard, and backup vocals, Damon Bennett on Bass, and Morgan Henderson (of Fleet Foxes) on flute and stand up bass.
According to Simon, they were trying to make a “concerted effort to write songs that were more lively and optimistic, but ended up on the dark side from time to time.” They call the title and closing track “Dusk,” which we have the pleasure of introducing, the “darkest song” on the album, however we find it to be precursor to hope and optimism that often follows moments of desperation and despair. Sonically, it would be hard not to bring up comparisons to Mazzy Star and Hope Sandoval’s static vocal delivery. The song resonates quickly and melds well with the autumnal winds and colors outside your window. Listen below, but do yourself a favor and check out their previous releases well at Bandcamp.