The Great Magnet Dispatch
Space Bar - on Rdio at Long Last!
Q: HOW STOKED ARE WE ABOUT IT?
A: pretty f$%&in’ stoked.
Q: WHY, YOU ASK?
A: Rdio is simply the best way you can listen to music right now.Read more...
From Demo to Decimation
As we drag our broken bodies over the home stretch of this weeklong blog-fest in celebration of the release of Space Bar, we thought you’d like to hear how two songs began, and how they ended up. It’s damn interesting if ya ask me.Read more...
When Keepin' It Real Goes RIGHT!
I’ve ranted on before about how deeply and positively this lineup of musicians has affected my own improvisational skills. In fact all four of us have had some golden moments that made it all the way from the band room to our new record Space Bar completely intact and un-edited. Let’s take a look at two that made the cut…Read more...
Really High Harmony
We here at the Great Magnet organization love to indulge in big ol’ stacked harmony vocals. Yep, we are basically a Boy Band. Think N-Sync, only handsomer. Far, far handsomer.Read more...
What the Hell is a Bull Grog Anyhow?
Nathan calls the shots when it comes to cover tunes in Great Magnet. He is also the chanteur d’excellence (that means good singerer in French) of said tunes. One of his epic victories in 2011 was to bring the Beatles’ less-than-well-known Hey Bulldog into our bailywick, and ultimately it made its way right onto Space Bar.Read more...
One Freakout, Three Zeppelins (Elbow Nuggets)
Working as a band that brings a little bit of the “live experience” to the way we make records, there are always certain moments where we just gotta make a tough call and put the ix-nay on some random live show ridiculousness we’re pretty sure won’t translate well to a recorded track. Fortunately, the interwebz have arrived.Read more...
Celebrate Space Bar with $5 Downloads!
In celebration of the release of our epic masterpiece Space Bar, Great Magnet is offering the entire LP for FIVE BUCKS as a digital download via our BandCamp store. That’s a half-price sale (versus iTunes prices)!Read more...
Announcing "Space Bar" - Great Magnet's Epic First Release
You’ve read the rumours (no, J.J. Abrams did not produce it). You’ve saved every penny earned in the hopes of purchasing every last digital copy on iTunes. You’ve even turned down several late-night sexual advances from that pesky Ernest Borgnine in order to live a monastic lifestyle that will emotionally prepare you for the impact of this blessed event. NOW IT IS HERE.Read more...
Sea Change (First Blog of the New World Order)
It’s funny how lots of little changes can add up to one big change anywhere you look in life. Sometimes you don’t even realize the profound effect all the tiny redirections (the “pithy nuances” as Nathan would say) have in the bigger scheme until one day you look up and you’re seeing a different landscape than what was on your map.Read more...