Magic Sword is a multimedia project heavily indebted to 70s and 80s fantasy and sci-fi: featuring three masked and cloaked members, only known as The Keeper, The Seer and The Weaver, who are also collectively known as The Three Immortals. Their ageless story of their role in the battle between good and evil is told through graphic novels and occasionally online by a character known as The Harbinger. Magic Sword’s musical output is the soundtrack to their graphic novel — and unsurprisingly, their debut EP Legend was the first chapter of The Three Immortals quest to find the chosen one.
Slated for release this Friday through Joyful Noise Recordings, Awakening EP is the highly-awaited follow up to Legend. As the second chapter, the material continues the ongoing story of The Three Immortals’ quest to find the chosen one, the only one who has the ability to wield the power of the Magic Sword and defeat the Dark One. Now, earlier this year I wrote about the EP’s first single, the epic retro-futuristic John Carpenter-inspired soundtrack meets 1984-era Van Halen-like title track “Awakening.” The EP’s latest single “Lady of Light” may be the funkiest track on the EP, as it’s centered around a funky and strutting bass line, layers of shimmering synth arpeggios, reminiscent of Daft Punk — and much like its immediate predecessor, the track finds the act balancing slick production with a decidedly retro-futuristic soundtrack vibe.
The members of Magic Sword recently completed a lengthy European Union tour, and will be about to embark on a month-plus North American tour that will include a November 8, 2019 stop at The Mercury Lounge. Check out the rest of the tour dates, with ticket links below.
31 Oct Summit Music Hall, Denver (CO) – TICKETS
01 Nov The Riot Room, Kansas City (MO) – TICKETS
02 Nov 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis (MN) – TICKETS
03 Nov Beat Kitchen, Chicago (IL) – TICKETS
05 Nov The Drake, Toronto, Ontario (CAN) – TICKETS
06 Nov Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, Quebec (CAN) – TICKETS
07 Nov Great Scott, Boston (MA) – TICKETS
08 Nov Mercury Lounge, New York City (NY) – TICKETS
09 Nov Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia (PA) – TICKETS
10 Nov Songbyrd, Washington, D.C. – TICKETS
12 Nov Pioneer, Indianapolis (IN) – TICKETS
05 Dec The Echo, Los Angeles (CA) – TICKETS
06 Dec The Casbah, San Diego (CA) – TICKETS
07 Dec Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco (CA) – TICKETS
12 Dec Doug Fir Lounge, Portland (OR) – TICKETS
13 Dec Hollywood Theatre, Vancouver, BC (CAN) – TICKETS
14 Dec Barboza, Seattle (WA) – TICKETS