Just prior to their big Coachella Debut in April, Magdalena Bay’s New “mini mix vol. 3” has just seen release! A series the duo began in 2019, well before release of their self-produced, and critically acclaimed debut album “Mercurial World” (followed by #1 Billboard chart positions and sold-out headlining tours), these mini mixes are collections of short tracks accompanied by homemade videos on YouTube—and as always from the pair, perfection in the art of DIY!
While the band’s whirlwind success has catapulted them into the mainstream, they remain deeply rooted in their humble origins, and thus returns the beloved mini mix.
It’s been little over a year since “Mercurial World” debuted, but Magdalena Bay return with “mini mix vol. 3,” an extension of the series begun in 2019, when Mica Tenenbaum and Matt Lewin spontaneously released the first collection of short tracks accompanied by homemade videos on YouTube. And after the glossy video shoots for “Mercurial World,” Magdalena Bay are back to basics: making DIY visuals in the comfort of their apartment, the setting that garnered viral attention on TikTok years ago. By design, “mini mix vol. 3” offers listeners a spontaneity that defies the traditional album release, giving fans the thrill of an unanticipated drop.
Over seven tracks, “mini mix vol. 3” traverses a sonic galaxy, tracing new constellations in the Magdalena Bay cosmography. The sultry stylings of “Top Dog,” the jagged guitar riff featured on “EXO,” collide with the decadent production on the mournful “Wandering Eyes,” and each song offers a glimpse of Magdalena Bay in a state of repose, making music for the sake of itself, free of narrative cohesion.