New Music Monday: Panama

by on July 16, 2012 · 0 comments

Panama: photo by Nina Gibbs

Panama is a new Australian band that is poised for an eventual takeover of the United States. Their song “Magic” is an irresistible synth-filed summer jam, and is available on vinyl from Future Classic now.

The Sydney based band has risen from the ashes of the now defunct rock band The Dirty Secrets. Fronted by Jarrah McCleary, who hails from the Northern Territory, The Dirty Secrets moved from Australia to Los Angeles in 2011 and dissolved shorty afterwards. McCleary, who is a classically trained pianist, recruited bandmate Cam Edwards and a host of other talents and Panama was born.

“Magic” is simply catchy as hell. It was produced in L.A. by DFA’s Eric Broueck, who has also worked with US indie darlings Holy Ghost, Eleanor Friedberger and !!!. The vinyl also contains remixes by Gavin Russom and New York band Midnight Magic. The band is working on a forthcoming EP, but let “Magic” whet your appetite for the future.

Get out into the sun, sit back and enjoy!