Magdalena Bay Share “Dreamcatching” Video
Magdalena Bay has shared a new Felix Geen directed video for “Dreamcatching.” The clip, multi-dimensional explored through cutting-edge AI technology and GAN artwork, combined with VQGAN+CLIP, is a technique that utilizes a collection of neural networks that work in unison to generate images based on input text and/or images. “‘Dreamcatching’ is about all the places you want to know and all the places you’ll never go,” the band explains. “The video uses AI neural networks to create the landscapes and worlds we long for in the lyrics, a computer’s interpretation of our dreams.” Magdalena Bay is comprised of Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin
Mica Tenenbaum on Magdalena Bay on their album Mercurial World:
“Mercurial World has a lot of outsized themes on it, like destiny, death, and doing the impossible. It’s not exactly a concept album, but we love prog-rock, so we love a concept.”
Tenenbaum and Lewin met over a decade ago at an after-school music program in their hometown of Miami, where they bonded over a shared love of Genesis and King Crimson, eventually starting a prog-rock band together that lasted until they moved away to college. The two reconnected after freshman year and decided to continue their teen rock project, this time in a radically new form that would come to be Magdalena Bay. “We started discovering all of this experimental pop music that pushed the boundaries of what ‘pop’ really means,” Lewin says.
Magdalena Bay self-released their debut collection, mini mix vol. 1, followed soon after by a slew of one-off singles, all of which arrived accompanied by tricked-out videos. “Those early references have gotten more and more dissolved as we’ve come into our own sound,” Tenenbaum says. “Our philosophy was just to throw things at the wall. I like to think that our music lives between genres.” In 2020, Magdalena Bay debuted A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling, an EP that included the song “Killshot,” which went viral when anime communities on YouTube and TikTok created fancams and choreographed dances to it.
Magdalena Bay 2022 Tour Dates:
3/23-3/26 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
3/27 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza (SOLD OUT)
3/30 – Portland, OR @ Holocene (SOLD OUT)
4/1 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene (SOLD OUT)
4/2 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks %
4/22 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom*
4/23 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom*
4/29 – Chicago, IL @ Byline Lake Aragan Ballroom*
6/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion^
6/04 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live^
6/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^
6/08 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound (SOLD OUT)
7/22 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
8/27 – 8/28 – Pasadena, CA @ This Ain’t No Picnic @ Brookside at the Rose Bowl
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