Ticket price: $16
Magnet equals one Even Johansen of Bergen, Norway, an alluring young troubadour whose gift has made him the premier endeavor of Filter US Recordings. His music simultaneously follows in the footsteps of traditional folkdom and modern surrealism, treading a neat path between the two. Johansen draws upon a vast array of influences, from the dusty warmth of Gram Parsons to the ethereal electronica of Air, tenderly etching out the mark that is his own unique sound. NME has likened Magnet to artists Tim Buckley and Coldplay, and others have placed him in the ranks of such names as Johnny Cash, Elliott Smith, Beck, and the Doves. Indeed, these comparisons have not been made in vain. Magnet makes highly emotive music, rich with experience and realism, compacted into personal, electrifying, intensely beautiful songs that you will cherish. Songs that will make the hairs on your neck stand on end, songs that you will fall in love with, songs that lift you out of normality and cradle you in cushioned dreams and so much more. Now, riding off the crest of U.K. critical acclaim and Gold records sales in his native Norway, Magnet has teamed up with Filter US Recordings to release On Your Side domestically. The Filter US version of the album includes the hit singles “Where Happiness Live,” “Last Day of Summer” and “Lay Lady Lay” (with Gemma Hayes).
Added by roboppy on September 28, 2007