Top

music

Stories

 

Magic Cyclops

Free Cowboy Hats
Brodeo Recordings

An Iowan with an inexplicable and inconsistent British accent, Magic Cyclops is one of Denver's great enigmas. Live, he rarely performs with more than a laptop and a stage set that falls just below the production standards of a kindergarten talent show. The tinny, Casio-dominated production of his recorded works isn't much better. And then there's the humor, as subtle as a Tom Cruise Scientology sermon. Lyrically and musically, Magic Cyclops's tongue is so deep in his cheek that it threatens to poke right through. His appeal is difficult to explain, and yet there's something downright charming and dangerously infectious about the Quad City Madman's latest digital-only EP, available via his MySpace page. Magic Cyclops has abandoned the stylistic ambition — such as it was — of Best of Synthesizer Hits to resurrect the turgid garage rock of 1979 Devo. But when he concludes the ridiculous faux soul of "Teen Pregnancy Don't Do It" with a PSA for Planned Parenthood, you might almost believe he means it — even if you're not quite sure what "it" is.

 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
 

Concert Calendar

  • April
  • Sun
    20
  • Mon
    21
  • Tue
    22
  • Wed
    23
  • Thu
    24
  • Fri
    25
  • Sat
    26

Find Any Show in Town

Denver Event Tickets
Loading...