Born in Portland, OR with a mutual love of Nina Simone and roots music, Magic Mouth grew. Their blend of punk, funk and soul has catapulted them onto the front lines of Portland’s explosive music scene. Their success is rooted in the power of their live performance; a swirling storm of sweat and groove that creates a subversively church-like experience that is more ritual than concert.
“… Its like watching James Brown front a garage-punk band.” -San Francisco Bay Guardian
In 2012, they self-released a 5 song-EP, “Believer” and joined the Gossip in support of their US national tour, picking up fans on the way including Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) who heralded them as her favorite band of the year in Pitchfork and Magnet Magazine.
In the early spring of 2013, “Devil May Care EP” was recorded at The Map Room Studios. Hunkered down in industrial SE Portland, Magic Mouth, recording engineer Jeremy Sherrer (Dandy Warhols), and producers Nathan Howdeshell and Hanna Blilie (Gossip) spent a week capturing the raw electricity of their live show. With the help of mastering engineer Sarah Register, (Lou Reed/EMA/Andrew W.K.) their four song EP came to life.
"…Delivered an unforgettable and mind blowing performance and persuaded the audience to lose all inhibition." -SSGMusic
Magic Mouth has shared the stage additionally with Quasi, Death, JD Samson & Men, Ssion, Holcombe Waller, and Shy Girls. They have been featured in NPR's "Heavy Rotation", Magnet Magazine, Pitchfork, Huffington Post, Tom Tom Magazine, AfterEllen.com, and The San Francisco Bay Guardian, not to mention Ana Briseño's feature in Vice Magazine for her fashion on the road.
"(Magic Mouth) will have you clapping, smiling, and excited about music again!" -AfterEllen.com