This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lunchbox.
Walmart's Soundcheck is working with artist-of-the-month Magic! If you're unfamiliar with the band, Magic is made up of members Nasri Atweh, Mark Pelli, Alex Tanas, and Ben Spivak, who are are Toronto natives and they've just released their debut single "Rude" from their debut album "Don't Kill the Messenger" in 2013.
My first listen to "Rude" had me swaying a bit in my seat and bobbing my head. Their sound reminded me of 311, a reggae fusion band I first enjoyed back in the 90s. Listening a bit further I detected a Bob Marley vibe.
I pictured myself relaxing in a hammock on a sunny day with a nice breeze.
Lead singer Nasri Atweh even mentions his bravery in trying to write a modern day Bob Marley. I also listened to Magic!'s "Let Your Hair Down". They are reminiscent of The Police which happens to be a favorite band from my childhood. This is perfect music to chill to or even to pop on while you're cleaning. It's hard to not smile with fun tunes on, even if you are washing dishes.
Songs often tell a story and you can learn more on Magic!'s inspiration by watching their video Real Talk with Magic: The Magic behind Rude. Also take a peek at their thoughts on Weird Al and an impromptu parody Real Talk with Magic: A New "Rude" Parody. I happen to think that a parody is a great form of flattery and the band members agree.
"Rude" is currently climbing the charts. I recommend checking out Walmart's Soundcheck Magic! platform to hear an intro, live versions of "Rude" and "Let Your Hair Down". There's also a fun interview where the band members describe their sound, the need for Espresso, and the reasons behind their debut album's name. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Magic! as their sounds develop and evolve.
Tweet your take on Magic! using #MagicWMSD and #WMSoundcheck and read what other Magic! enthusiasts have to say.
I don't think I caught Rude yet, so now I want to go looking for it and get on the ball (I'm just not cool anymore)
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
LOL, now I have that song Rude stuck in my head. It happens almost every day!
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition
The Rude song really grew on me, especially after I saw the Youtube video of the dad that does a parody of it. It's soooo funny! And now it's stuck in my head...
I LOVE MAGIC and RUDE is my favorite song! I am so happy for the band they really made it big OVERNIGHT... great song for the summer!
I've never heard of them before. Clicking over to check them out now - I love new music!
Everyday Living with Chrys
I love Rude. It's a great song. It's on my Spotify rotation often!
I feel like all I listen to anymore is Laurie Berkner and other artists like her. I need to broaden my personal music box. I'll be looking up this son now 😉
Rude is one of my favorite bands, but before this post I couldn't have named the band. I love learning more about bands and the story behind their songs so I can't wait to see the video.
It is SO catchy. And Weird Al...oh my. Haha!
I'm feeling so old - I have no idea who any of these people are!
I haven't heard them yet. I'll have to go look them up!
This is my first time hearing about them. The song was really great, my son will like them.
Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy
I love this band. I don't normally listen to music made after 1985, but this band is awesome.
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
Haha, I love me some 80's music, too!!
I've never heard Magic before. They have a great sound!
I just heard "Rude" for the first time the other day. It's really catchy, and I can't wait to hear more from Magic.
Always looking for new artists. Thanks so much sharing.
I'm not big on current music. I leave that to my kids to tell me who is cool and who isn't. Definitely asking them about Magic!
Looks like I need to check out this band. I love new music
I love that Rude song. I was singing it one day, and my daughter thought I was singing it about her. She got mad and stormed off lol.
I have heard of Magic or their song Rude yet. I do have a 311 CD hanging out here that I enjoy. I'll have to check Magic out.
It looks like I'm not alone in being out of the loop. I haven't heard of these.
I have to admit that I'm tired of their song that's always on the radio, but their album is pretty good! I love that kind of beachy music!
I haven't heard Rude yet. Sounds like everyone else has though (mostly). I'm headed over to Youtube to check it out more.
Sometimes I feel really old when people talk about bands and I have NO idea who they are LOL
I had a listen to them, and I must say....they are good!
Thanks for the share 🙂
I've never heard of this band before. But I love 311 and that kind of music so I guess I have to go check them out now 🙂
I'm so out of touch of music these days! Sigh, I need to check them out! I'll at least sound like I know a thing ha!
And.... now I have that song in my head! 😉
Every time that song comes on, I have to stop and listen. I really like their sound.
These tunes are so catchy. They're filling in my head like a last song syndrome. 🙂
I haven't heard of Magic. Sounds like music I would enjoy though!
Well, this is a new group for me. I've never heard any of their music. Thanks for sharing.
The song Rude is ALWAYS stuck in my head haha I like them!
Of Coffee and Crackers
Interesting! Haven't heard of Rude yet here in my country. But will try to listen to the song. 🙂
Anne - Mommy Has to Work
Rude is a new family favorite!
I have not heard anything about them. They sound like an interesting group.
They have a lot of influence in their music. I think this is what makes them a great group.
Don't think I've ever heard of them, but anything with a reggae vibe is gonna make me happy!
That's a great song. Nice to know you can find great music at Walmart still!
I haven't heard of this group before I would like to check them out. 🙂 I'll look at them on the Wal-Mart site.
Barbie's Beauty Bits
At first I didn't think I knew who they were, but when I clicked the sound check I did. I like that sound check that Walmart has. I rarely shop there and never knew it existed. I'll need to check it out more often!
TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs
I hear "Rude" all the time on the radio. I've yet to hear any of their other songs but I love the unique and laid back sound they have.
I've never heard of them before, going to check them out.
I've never heard of this band before. Sounds like some fun music! That's cool that there is an Artist of the Month at Walmart. 🙂
Very cool. This is my first time hearing about this band and Walmart's Artist of the Month too,
I've never heard of the band Magic before. I'll have to check them out.