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The 3rd installment of "The Singles" series from The Magician & The Gates of Love. Take a Trip meanders through several movements, and is packed with whatever instruments could be found in the studio. Tastefully packed. It's a pop with banjo, organ, flute, guitar, piano, and voices of young men blending in unison.


released August 13, 2010

Produced by Nathan Moes and Jonathan Anderson. Initial piano, drum and saxophone tracks recorded at FaderMaster Studios by Daniel Byrne & Paul Boechler. Additional tracks recorded, mixed and mastered at Buena Vista Audio by Jonathan Anderson. Design by Zach Bulick. Photography by James Moes.



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The Magician & The Gates of Love are the finest pop act in hibernation. Biological brothers singing harmonies. Non-biological brothers creating a lock-tight rhythm section, and a brother leading the group on keyboard and a keyboard bench.


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Track Name: Take A Trip
If you knew just where things went wrong,
You'd listen to the story and you'd sing along,
Of golden summers, afternoon shows in the park,
The water's stilled the strings not so much in the dark,
The hazy eyes of hearts, don't trust them.

Roads been paved up for my travelling,
But my plans keep on unravelling.
I've been saving my smiles for weeks,
I've been saving my kisses for 23 years,
Where are you now?

Take a trip, take a trip,
Gonna be sick
Gonna be helpless for a week.
And if you would write me off,
You would write me off.

So you took a trip, took a trip,
And I was sick,
Yeah I was helpless for a week,
So I wrote myself off,
Oh, but know I tried.

I don't know where this path goes,
But I'm taking semi-tones all along the route.
Baby steps never get you into trouble,
But they don't take you too far.