LA-based alt-folk trio, Magic Giant, released their debut album, In the Wind on May 19, 2017 via Washington Square/Razor & Tie. The band has been a fan-favorite at numerous festivals over the past couple of years but the track “Set on Fire” has brought a new broader audience to the band, as the song has gotten exposure via radio airplay and online streams. Magic Giant, comprised of Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello), welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member, as they converted a shuttle bus into a solar-powered mobile recording studio and set out to record In the Wind. Inside a Redwood tree off the coast of California, within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass, on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado, and in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte are just a few of the places the trio recorded their debut. They ended their recording journey at their home studio “The Bunker,” in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The instrumentation includes orchestral drums, banjo, trumpet, saxophone, harmonica, synthesizers, electric bass, cello, viola, violin, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, and more. Along with headlining shows of their own, Magic Giant has a busy 2017 with festival dates that includes Sun Drenched Music Festival, LaureLive Festival, Firefly Music Festival, RiSE Festival, and more.
Magic Giant performed “Set on Fire” acoustic for B-Sides On-Air and spoke with host, Pete Mar, about the recording process, the recent recognition and more.