The “album.” It’s a lost art – one that seems to have given way to listening to individual parts of a greater sum. Chicago-based Magatha Trysty clearly aims to recapture the album experience with their debut effort, “Your Clothes Will Wear Themselves.”
Rich with sweet boy-girl harmonies, propelled by undeniable hooks, and driven by powerful, creative bass lines and Bonham-esque percussion, the album is impressively tied together by Christopher David’s narrative songwriting and intelligent lyrics, as well as producer Mike Hagler’s (The Redwalls, Wilco, The New Pornographers) mastery of vocal-driven power pop.
To cite individual tracks is deceptively simple – standouts like single “Want to Stay,” surf-rock “Clairvoyant,” epic “Dimestore Fairytale,” and aggressive-yet-infectious “Meet Me Tonight” could easily stand alone. This album’s strength, however, is in the work as a whole. Unaffected and unabashed, this album is both Magatha Trysty’s homage to too many musical influences to mention (pieces of lifelong influences The Beatles, The New Pornographers, Green Day, The Records, and more, abound) – and an entirely fresh approach to the rock/power-pop genre. Marked by stellar performance, big production, and clever writing, Magatha Trysty’s ˆYour Clothes Will Wear Themselves” is a welcome return to the album as an art form.