Total Fest is pleased to announce another great local Missoula band to play Total Fest XI, The Magpies.
The Magpies have been on local and regional radar for a while now, and with the relatively recent Nineties nostalgia popping up in popular music, it’s nice to know that there are those who have been there all along. Husband-wife duo Tolan and Sam maintain a certain sonic earnestness and authenticity that perhaps only two people who have lived together can. And with the addition of Dave Martens on drums – Missoula’s personal Keith Moon, and a musical renaissance man in his own right – the equation is complete for a rawkin’ good time. The Magpies rip through a slew of well-articulated poppy/grungy tunes that blow the doors off whatever club they find themselves slaying.
This is for those of you who weren’t able to see Sonic Youth live.
Even if you did, The Magpies still impress.
You can listen to their most recent releases below.