Acclaimed duo Magdalena Bay returns today with a new track,Death & Romance,their first release on Mom+Pop Music—listen HERE. More new music is imminent.

“Imagine rain pouring, streetlights glowing, the band says.You sit at home and wait for your alien boyfriend to pick you up in his UFO…but this time, he’s not coming.”

Aside from last year’s EP mini mix vol. 3, Death & Romance marks Magdalena’s Bay first official new music since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Mercurial World in 2021. Vulture praised the album as one of 2021’s best pop statements while Pitchfork celebrated the duo’s magic power” of sounding like whatever you grew up with, whenever that was, and PopMatters commended the album for providing a blueprint for a new generation of electronic pop.”

Magdalena Bay is the Los Angeles by way of Miami duo consisting of Mica Tenenbaum (vocals, songwriter) and Matthew Lewin (producer, songwriter). The two first met at an after-school music program in Miami where they grew up, bonding over shared musical influences and eventually starting a prog rock band Tabula Rasa. That band broke up, but when Tenenbaum and Lewin crossed paths again in college, they reconnected with the goal of making something closer to pop music that blends retro and futuristic elements under the moniker Magdalena Bay. They released a series of EPs leading up to their critically acclaimed debut album Mercurial World in 2021 and went on to sell out their first headlining tour, play numerous festivals around the world— including Coachella in 2023, tour with Charli XCXCaroline PolachekFlume and collaborate with Lil YachtyJIHYOBlu DeTiger and more. 


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