Brooklyn's Xenia Rubinos is set to release her debut album Magic Trix via Ba Da Bing Records on April 23. Featuring ten aggressively danceable, original tracks, along with two re-workings of Latin American children's songs, Magic Trix recalls the spirit and whacked-out mentality found in the best moments of Rip, Rig and Panic, DNA and The Contortions and others, while simultaneously exploring Rubinos' Cuban, Puerto Rican and American musical roots.
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[This album] stopped me in my tracks…imaginative and creative and unlike anything I expected…such a strong record
– Felix Contreras, NPR
Visceral, danceable noise-pop… energy and immediacy [that's] so strange and alien I haven't been able to get my head around it…a good problem to have.
– Peter Margasak, CHICAGO READER
Loads of playfulness and abstract rhythmic pauses.
– Julianne Escobedo Shepard, THE FADER