Mo Troper will be releasing Natural Beauty via Tender Loving Empire in February.
Pitchfork says “Troper’s gifts are undeniable.”
NPR says “Troper writes grinningly great power-pop songs.”
KEXP says “Troper weaves narratives and parables with a cast of delightfully obtuse characters that would give a Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel a run for its money.”
RIYL: Brian Wilson, The Kinks, Teenage Fanclub, Prefab Sprout, XTC
Magic Ian has been a lot of things over the years. A prolific musician in bands such as Ego & Wet Piss, the owner of the indie record label Maximum Pelt Records and the operator of the now defunct DIY music venue, Wally’s World. In his solo outfit, Magic Ian explores a whole host of instruments to create mind boggling and captivating sounds. With his synthesizers and guitars, Magic Ian crafts fascinating jams that are part bubbly synth pop and part krauty guitar exploration. With his penchant for on stage improvisations, no 2 Magic Ian sets are ever the same.
Music has always played a significant role in Jackson’s life. Coming from a family of music enthusiasts who named him after musician Jackson Browne, it was inevitable that he would go on to make music of his own. At the age of six, Jackson began learning the piano, and his passion only intensified as he grew older. He found himself picking up a variety of instruments and learning recording and production techniques, leading to the early makings of his solo project. After moving to downtown Chicago, he began meeting and playing with a variety of psych-rock and and indie bands in the area, including Breether and Daydream Review. Now, while continuing to write and record his music solo in his home-studio, Jackson has surrounded himself with a group of like-minded musicians that help perform his original material live.
As is evident by his affinity for DIY experimental music, he strives to develop a sound that is both unique and representative of the genuine love he puts into creating it. Jackson has always had an innate desire to create, and the music he makes is as much for us as it is for him.
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