Dexy Valentine’s primary band, Magic Wands have received quite a bit of attention as their music has been licensed for use in commercials for Victoria’s SecretVogue’Fashion WeekGucciZaraT-MobileBeauty and the BeastThe Vampire Diaries and the Diablo Cody film The Power of Few. The band has also opened for the likes of The KillsThe HorrorsThe Jesus and Mary ChainThe Black KeysThe RaconteursThe BreedersThe Wombats – and they’ve played at the Glastonbury FestivalSXSW, and Lollapalooza

Currently, they’re finishing up their sophomore effort Stranded on Earth, the anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed debut effort, Aloha Moon. But in the meantime Valentine’s side project Bonfire Beach has been getting attention – “Spit U Out,” the first single off Bonfire Beach’s forthcoming debut full-length is reportedly a much darker sound than Valentine’s primary band; in fact, based on the album’s first single, Bonfire Beach’s sound compares favorably to the likes of L7, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and others – in other words, it’s darkly psychedelic and subtly anxious. However, in Bonfire Beach’s case, their sound also manages to be seductive.