September 24, 2022

It’s Consequence‘s fifteenth anniversary, and all September lengthy we’ll be sharing artist-curated playlists that mirror the evolution of their music style all through the final 15 years. For at the moment’s My15 playlist, Magdalena Bay assemble an eclectic number of pop classics, indie jams, and prog rock.


Magdalena Bay are pop stars of an alternate actuality. The duo, which consists of Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Levin, has an affinity for stylish synth pop, with visuals that span from on-line chaos to uncanny valley-esque skits. And although their bubbly imaginative and prescient of pop of their 2021 debut album Mercurial World — which is about to obtain a deluxe version on September twenty third — is an interesting foray into their sound, it’s additionally a celebration of the music they grew up on.

Magdalena Bay’s concoctions span a number of genres, however 2000s pop is undoubtedly a serious inspiration, particularly for vocalist Mica Tenenbaum. She lists Britney Spears’ “Fortunate” as the primary number of their My15 playlist, telling Consequence, “I used to be obsessive about this Britney album. Me and my associates would act out the music video and I’d at all times pressure them to let me be Britney.”

However however, the band can also be closely influenced by progressive rock — particularly since Tenenbaum and Levin’s first band, Tabula Rasa, discovered them taking inspiration from basic rock and numerous ’70s bands. Levin lists Sure’ “Coronary heart of the Dawn” as one other choice, commenting that he was “deep on this prog rock section at the moment. Just about all that I listened to was Rush, King Crimson, Genesis and Sure.”

Along with Britney Spears and Sure, Magdalena Bay record songs from Charli XCX, Aphex Twin, Radiohead, Grimes, MGMT and plenty of extra as examples of their evolution in music style.

Take a look at Magdalena Bay’s My15 playlist beneath.

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