Magic Seed

  • turn53cd
  • 16 Track CD housed in Gatefold Sleeve.
  • Release Date: January 19th 2018
  • £8.99

It was twenty seven years ago that Swedish indie band Easy released their highly acclaimed debut album Magic Seed on the hip Blast First label. Label supremo Paul Smith signed the band after listening to their demo tape while taking his evening bath. Easy had something special. Their sound may contain many elements from pop history, but there was something unique in the delivery. Smith saw the perfect combination of Sonic Youth-like intensity and the sweet harmonies of The Beach Boys. When Easy first arrived in England they met audiences and journalists who were totally unaware of Swedish pop, except for Abba, of course. Easy’s singer Johan Holmlund quickly took advantage of the situation. With his tongue firmly in his cheek, Johan pointed out that Abba’s Agnetha Fältskog, was babysitting Johan in their native Jönköping. Easy released three singles: Castle Train / Cloud Chamber, He Brings the Honey and Horoscope (all U.K. Indie Chart Hits), toured all around Europe with bands like The Gun Club, The House of Love, Lush, The Charlatans and The Jesus and Mary Chain. So early 2018 sees the release the remastered version of this classic debut on gatefold vinyl and CD, all with the hypnotic original artwork by William Latham.

CD - 16 Track CD housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

LP - 10 Track LP housed in Gatefold Sleeve with CD Version.