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Long Beach, California, USA

Magic Lantern is a / band from Long Beach, California, USA who play droney, long-form music in the vein of bands like Amon Düül II, Hawkwind, and Loop. They have self-released the cassette, titled “At the Mountains of Madness”, their other releases are highly limited and mostly sold out. In 2008 they released the highly acclaimed “High Beams” on LP.

In 2010 the band released the LP/CD “Platoon” and the 7” “Showstopper/Cypress”, both on Not Not Fun. The tracks for the album and single were recorded in 2009, and the band broke up shortly afterwards.


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  • NekkruEvul

    The S/T is still one of the best records i know... As much as i love Sun Araw (and i very much do), i still prefer the first Lantern-record..The most psychedelic record ever made, otherworldly perfection all the way

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • TheBigShovel

    ill check them out

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Smirnon

    well well, they indeed got some new shows planned. that's good news. hoping for new material

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • YoVultures

    ҈҉High B҈҉҈҈҆eams.

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • KyoteeSun

    as far as I know the band did not split up....Magic Lantern is "on ice" only....

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    Magic Lantern - High Beams (2008) - One of the best psych albums of the last few years. -.-.-.-. om hari om .....

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • bloomindaedalus

    agree. this seems like a band that had a lot of ideas

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Smirnon

    this band split up too early. i'm sure they could have put out some more quality records

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • tcktck

    wuw, tasty

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • xdreamx19

    for similar music check my blog

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • andymadden

    Totally missed out on this band - thank heavens for lastfm! What a cool band!

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • akzincke

    If you like the Showstopper cover then you should check Ethan Miller's silver currant blog, I heard the original on a comp he put up there. He puts up some great stuff, even if you're not a fan of his bands, er which I am.

    25 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Heliosphaner

    Platoon is outstanding, I missed that in 2010 :(

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Trifog13

    Holy bloody hell Batman, the tunes ya'll write are insane!!! Keep the psychedelic coming!!!

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
  • PoemsInTheDark

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    19 Dec 2010 Reply

    dig it

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • charloc3

    Voici la seule photo du CD de Magic Lantern "Platoon"!This album is really great,it's taking you far away...

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
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    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Juanchofsa

    platoon feels good man

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ScottMV

    Showstopper is on this weeks mix at

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
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