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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Magic Trick Takes an Eerie Trip to the Wax Musuem for "Weird Memory"

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 8:44 AM

click to enlarge Cohen and Reagan, a weird juxtaposition
  • Cohen and Reagan, a weird juxtaposition

Has anyone ever gone to a wax museum and not left feeling creeped out? Seems unlikely, and even more so after this gorgeous -- if somewhat unsettling -- new clip from Magic Trick, the solo project of Fresh & Onlys frontman Tim Cohen. Directed by Ryan Browne, "Weird Memory" casts Cohen as a baseballer halfway between a feeling and a memory, lost among the waxy faces of ex-presidents and international revolutionaries and grand dames of the screen. (That's when he's not alone in the dark, being hypnotized by the 'tube.) The video was actually filmed at The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, where the odd juxtapositions (Einstein, Jesus, Reagan?) well suit the glassy melancholy of the song. Speaking of which, this is one of the prettiest Magic Trick tunes we've heard yet, all beachy guitar melody and shimmering chords. Check it out:

Weird Memory from Ryan Browne on Vimeo.

-- @iPORT
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