Just announced on the bill for Coachella this spring, with Billboard singling them out as one of “10 Awesome Bands” playing the massive fest this year, LA-based MAGIC GIANT has been thrilling growing crowds at every stop along its 70-city North American and European tour, celebrating the release of its debut album In The Wind (Washington Square/Concord).
With appearances on the Today Show and in Rolling Stone as one of “10 Artists You Need to Know,” the group has toured with acts ranging from The Revivalists to Mike Posner; played shows with bands such as The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, X Ambassadors, Vance Joy, and Foster the People; performed to thousands at festivals ranging from Firefly in Delaware to Electric Forest in Michigan; and was recently tapped as one of the bands to join headliner Bruno Mars at Bottlerock in Napa this spring.
DuJour has proclaimed Magic Giant “the most festive band in the festival circuit, quickly becoming a must-see.” Its style has been described by NPR as “upbeat, passionate indie-folk” and by Billboard as inspiring “mass dance-alongs.” Its initial single “Set on Fire” broke the top 25 on the US Alternative chart and its current single “Window” recently leaped into the Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot AC and Adult Pop charts.
The trio, comprised of Austin (lead vocals), Zambricki (viola, banjo, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello) weaves together a musical quilt of alternative, pop, and folk on its LP, uniquely recorded from their solar-powered mobile recording studio while traveling throughout the US.
“Having built a reputation for their infectious and upbeat sound, blending folk instruments (banjo, fiddle, harmonica) with big drums and dance rhythms, the band leaves a lasting impression on listeners.” – Paste
“A boot-stomping, banjo-toting collective delivering boho-chic pop hooks somewhere between the Avett Brothers and the Chemical Brothers.” – Rolling Stone
“The band blends folk and pop in equal doses, creating killer harmonies, intriguing instrumental accompaniment, literally using any instrument they happen to find, including drums, banjo, trumpet, saxophone, harmonica, synthesizers, electric bass, cello, viola, violin, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, and more. Their sound is huge and features melodies that soar to majestic heights, and the way the album was created has a lot to do with that.” –Popmatters
“What a unique sound—oh my gosh!” – Kathie Lee Gifford, Today Show
“The energy they bring to the stage is invigorating and infectious” – Pancakes and Whiskey
Videos & Press
[LA Weekly] By Brett Callwood It’s the final day of Coachella, weekend one, and in the relative comfort of the media area, the fatigue is showing. Much of the perky enthusiasm so apparent on Friday has melted away with the relentless sun, and the lack of sleep hasn’t helped. The vibe is still generally one […]
[i99 Music Radio] Music is a medium. Emotions translate into melodies like a blackout-inducing power surge. Songwriters can transform great sadness into song and weave joy into a melody. Heartache and happiness leave their hearts and we absorb them into our souls. This past Sunday at the Foundry in Philadelphia, Magic Giant sent love. Their […]
[Rolling Stone] Playboi Carti, Cheat Codes, Jlin, Jaimie Branch, Smino and more Sounds Like: A boot-stomping, banjo-toting collective delivering boho-chic pop hooks somewhere between the Avett Brothers and the Chemical Brothers. For Fans of: Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Imagine Dragons Why You Should Pay Attention: The Los Angeles trio recently […]
MAGIC GIANT – Austin, Zambricki, and Zang on the interesting places they recorded new album ‘In The Wind’, the band’s musical origins, and salsa dancing
[audioBoom/111] Today we are hanging out with LA band Magic Giant! Austin Bisnow, Zambricki Li, and Brian Zaghi (Zang) talk forming the band, building their solar powered studio on wheels, and their varied musical origins. They recorded their debut album ‘In The Wind’—released May 19th—at various points along their North American tour…including the inside of […]
[smashd] A chat with the Los Angeles folk revival band By Nneoma Akubuil It’s often been said that everything happens for a reason. Looking at the individual backgrounds for the band members of Magic Giant, this certainly seems to be the case. Comprised of Austin Bis, Zambricki Li, and Brian Zaghi, Magic Giant is a […]