Premiere: Watch Young Magic's kaleidoscopic 'You and Air' video

The Brooklyn-based collective filters their lush compositions through a world of influences.

The members of Young Magic hale from Australia and Indonesia, origins that infuse their music with an exotic and mystical character. On their hypnotic ‘You With Air,’ the three-piece layers ghostly vocals, percolating synthesizers, and world beat percussion.

In the song’s video, directed by Sam Henry, a lithe dancer contorts his way through Brooklyn. Shot in black and white with a split-screen effect, the video becomes a Rorschach Test, which leads up to the video’s phantasmic conclusion.

The song appears on Young Magic’s debut album, Melt, out now on Carpark Records. After completing a European tour, the band will support Purity Ring on their 2013 North American tour; their full dates follow the video.

30-October-12 / Prague, Czech Republic 007 Strahov
31-October-12 / Nürnberg, Germany K4
1-November-12 / Linz, Austria Ahoi! Pop Festival
3-November-12 / The Hague, Netherlands REWIRE Festival w/ Laurel Halo
4-November-12 / Brussels, Belgium Magasin4 w/ Nosaj Thing
5-November-12 / London, UK XOYO w/ How To Dress Well
6-November-12 / London, UK White Heat
7- November-12 / Paris, France L’Espace B
27-December-12 / Sunshine Coast, Australia Woodford Folk Festival
29-December-12 / Sunshine Coast, Australia Woodford Folk Festival
30-December-12 / Peats Ridge, Australia Peats Ridge Festival
10-January-13 / Montreal, QC Le National *
11-January-13 / New York City, NY Webster Hall *
14-January-13 / Washington, DC 9.30 Club *
15-January-13 / Baltimore, MD Ottobar *
17-January-13 / Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse *
18-January-13 / Orlando, FL The Social *
19-January-13 / Tampa, FL The Orpheum *
21-January-13 / New Orleans, LA Maison *
22-January-13 / Austin, TX Mohawk *
23-January-13 / Dallas, TX Granada Theater *
24-January-13 / Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe *
25-January-13 / Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge *
26-January-13 / Asheville, NC The Orange Peel *
28-January-13 / Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater *
29-January-13 / Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
30-January-13 / Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club *
1-February-13 / Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre *

* with Purity Ring



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