“Dexy Valentine’s Bonfire Beach project drives a wedge between her dreamy work on Magic Wands, and her desire for a rumbling motorbike, heroin-chic aesthetic dusty enough to get compared to B.R.M.C.” -LA Weekly
Dexy Valentine is the front woman of Magic Wands & Bonfire Beach.
Magic Wands have garnished great success in music licenses via Zynch, having songs featured on Victoria’s Secret, Vogue fashion Week, Gucci, Zara, T-mobile, Beauty & the Beast, Vampire Diaries & the Diablo Cody film “The Power of Few” with Christopher Walken & Christen Slater. Magic Wands have toured & opened for The Kills, The Horrors, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Black Keys, The Raconteurs, The Breeders, The Wombats and have made appearances at SXSW, Glastonbury & Lollapalooza.
Presently Magic Wands are finishing up their second album tilted Stranded on Earththe anticipated follow up to their acclaimed debut album Aloha Moon that was released late 2012.
Meanwhile Dexy Valentine has delved into a darker sound and embarked on a side project called “Bonfire Beach” where she waves her magic wand over the gritty golden lights of Hollywood’s lost angels to the moonlit seances of the gypsy trodden beachcombers.
Bonfire Beach’s debut self tilted album is due out on Cleopatra Records & the band will be main support for The Dandy Warhols’ fall tour this Sept/Oct. The LA Weekly has given praise to Bonfire Beach listing them in “LA’s top ten bands to blow up in 2014″ as well as listing Dexy Valentine at #2 in the top ten rising female fronted bands in
Bonfire Beach’s debut single/video “Spit U Out” has just been released via Manimal Vinal.
The track has an edgy punk sound and has been compared to The Gun Club meets Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Bonfire Beach will be releasing their new self-titled LP on October 14th via Cleopatra Records.
‘Bonfire Beach’ LP Tracklisting
01. Spit U Out
03. Highway 77
04. Paradise Inn
05. Black Tinted Moonlight
06. London Boys
07. Dreams In The Shadows
08. Electric Wave (Bonus)
09. Bells (Bonus)
Tour Dates with Dandy Warhols:
09.12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09.13 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest & Carnival
09.14 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theater
09.16 – Ferndale, MI – Magic Bag Theatre
09.17 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
09.19 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
09.20 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
09.21 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
09.22 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09.23 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
09.25 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
09.26 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09.27 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
09.28 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
09.30 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
10.01 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10.02 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10.03 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market