Magic

by The Werks

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Alysser This album shows off the hard work the Werks are continuing to put in, for those of you who haven't had a chance to catch them lately. They have been on fire, and this album goes to show that the Werks have not only been killing it on stage, but working hard behind the scenes as well. Glad to hear an album with Jake, and it just shows how amazingly he fits into this band. 10/10 would recommend listening for anyone into good ole jam music with some great and creative musicians.
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John Roslak I cannot stop playing the guitar riffs at the peak of the jam. Gives me the feels! Favorite track: Moonset.
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On their LP Magic, jamband favorites The Werks transcend their roots while never losing their identity. Poignant songwriting and engaging melody come together on a record that showcases their maturation as a multidimensional group of uniquely creative musicians.

The virtuosic rhythm junkies of The Werks have released four highly acclaimed studio albums over the past ten years - Synapse (2009), The Werks (2012), Mr. Smalls Sessions EP (2014), and Inside a Dream (2015) - performed well over one thousand shows (including launching their own multi-day music festival The Werk Out), and released countless live recordings including last year’s Live at The Werk Out live album. In that time they’ve earned a devoted fan base across the world and reputation as one of the most energetic, compelling, and downright entertaining live acts in the business. They’ve developed a hard won confidence, and a willingness to fearlessly chart new sonic territory on Magic.

“This is our first truly multi-genre album” says Chris Houser. “Each track has its own unique vibe and sound. We didn’t write these songs to please people, we wrote them because this is what we hear when we turn off the outside and let the creativity flow.”

The songs on Magic started as sketches the band members crafted independently. Coming together in their sonic dojo The Werkspace, those seeds of groove were nurtured by the group, growing into fully wrought songs through holistic arrangement and organic improvisation. “Our writing is collaborative,” explains Dan Shaw, “but starting with demos written individually gives each band member a chance to leave their fingerprint on a tune.”

The songwriting finished, the band decamped to Sonic Lounge in Grove City, Ohio. There lead engineer and producer Joe Viers (Blues Traveler, Twenty One Pilots) settled down to work with the studio’s legendary Amek/Neve 9098i mixing console. One of only thirteen in the world, Sonic Lounge’s was originally installed in Olympic Studios in London, England, where it served to document the unique creative mojo of Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, and more.

Joining Viers were assistant engineers and producers Aaron Oakley and B.J. Davis, and the unstoppable horns of Columbus’ own Hoodoo Soul Band - Chris Young (trumpet), Kevin O’Neil (tenor), and Phil Clark (Baritone) – while Kenny Holmes, tour manager and right hand man, was the gaff tape that held it all together. Finally Columbus native and current Los Angeles, CA resident Brian Lucey (Train, Dr. Dog) mastered the record.

From those sessions emerged a rare jewel of a record; Magic is muse put to tape, a direct download of the creative spark. “This is a recording of the music that’s in our souls” explains Rob Chafin. “In a way, the past decade has been leading to this moment. We play and write together so seamlessly now, we’re able to channel the inspiration in our hearts out into our instruments, and come at this from a pure place.” Together, these visionaries have crafted a record where melodies take flight, dancing and twisting around the sonorous main of the tune itself. By fusing their spirited improvisation to a core of immediately engaging songwriting, The Werks have truly performed a feat of modern musical Magic.

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released March 17, 2017

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The Werks have emerged & established themselves as a band who delivers an electrifying dance party to beloved fans across the musical spectrum. On their forthcoming LP Magic, they transcend their jam roots while never losing their identity. Poignant songwriting and engaging melody come together on a record that showcases their maturation as a multidimensional group of uniquely creative musicians. ... more

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Track Name: Wide Awake
Close your eyes just for a moment in time,
Don't let the hate lead your fate and take over your mind, as we know
An eye for an eye just makes the whole world blind.
Just realize when you find,

That feeling inside,
Could be your alibi,
And you’re hypnotized,
To Love’s Compromise,

When you know, you’re finally wide awake.
And you know that only love can light the way.
It’s true, that you can still save the day.
Just realize when you find,

The feeling inside,
Has you so alive,
And you’re hypnotized,
To Love’s Compromise,

When you’re finally wide awake.
Not afraid to be persuaded by a warm embrace.
Well, just rise above to escape the hate,
Because nothing can be better than what love creates.
Because nothing can be better than what love creates.

When you know, you're finally wide awake.
When you know.

When you’re finally wide awake.
Not afraid to be persuaded by a warm embrace.
Well, just rise above to escape the hate,
Because nothing can be better than what love creates.
Because nothing can be better than what love creates.
Nothing can be better than what love creates.

When you know, you're finally wide awake.
When you know, you're finally wide awake.
When you know, you're finally wide awake.
When you know, you're finally wide awake.
Track Name: Magic
do you believe
She’s magic?

smoke and mirrors and
empty tears
she needs

casting her spell and
filling her well
she leads

all her wants and
all her needs
she bleeds

a skeptics heart
is torn apart
you’re freed

she is lilith
she creed
goddess for eternity
enlightens all she ever sees
shelter to those who seek

a skeptics heart
is torn apart
now do you believe?

She’s Magic
Track Name: Slab
Looking out his farmhouse window,
He can see the field below.
There's an object in the distance marching
Across the cold white snow.

Now it's vanished from his vision,
And there's a pounding at the door,
He rushed across the floor, grabbed his trusty axe, and headed down the stairs.
But it wasn't there anymore.

Now he found himself running,
From what he did not know.
When he glanced back to catch a glimpse of what was after him,
But there were no prints in the snow.

A cool wind blew, it threw back his hair,
He felt his soul lifted into the air.
It came back down just out of his reach.
The demon from the snow he now clearly sees.
Gnashed his teeth and let out a ghastly cry,
He couldn't escape and he didn't know why.
The demon with his soul firmly in his grasp, sank down forever into the slab.