Magdalena Bay Shares New Single “You Lose!”

Los Angeles-based electro indie-pop duo Magdalena Bay—a.k.a. Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin—will release their long-awaited debut album next month, and today they share another taste of the forthcoming record. The band says the dramatic “You Lose!” is about trying to be a musician and feeling like time for success is always running out. It’s definitely melodramatic, describing ourselves as aging and nearing death, but sometimes it really feels that way.” Following the band’s previous music video for “Secrets (Your Fire),” which Pitchfork named one of the Best of August, saying “This is a Y2K lark that actually feels like being on the early internet, glitchy pop-up ads and all,” the band honors the early internet vibe on “You Lose!” “We ran out of video budget, we lost our dog, and we suck at basketball,” the band explains. “Sometimes you win but most times you lose!”

Tour dates

10/8/21 – Los Angeles, CA | El Cid ^ (SOLD OUT)
10/12/21 – Boston, MA | The Sinclair *
10/13/21 – Brooklyn, NY | Elsewhere (Zone One) ^
10/14/21 – Philadelphia, PA | First Unitarian Church *
10/15/21 – Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg * (SOLD OUT)
10/16/21 – Washington DC | Songbyrd * (SOLD OUT)
10/17/21 – Charlottesville, VA | The Southern *
10/19/21 – Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle – Back Room * (SOLD OUT)
10/20/21 – Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade – Purgatory * (SOLD OUT)
10/24/21 – New Orleans, LA | Gasa Gasa #
10/27/21 – Dallas, TX | Deep Ellum Art Company #
10/28/21 – Houston, TX | The Satellite #
10/29/21 – Austin, TX | Levitation
10/30/21 – El Paso, TX | The Lowbrow Palace #
11/1/21 – Tucson, AZ | Club Congress #
11/2/21 – San Diego, CA | Soda Bar #
11/10/21 – Berkeley, CA | Cornerstone #
11/11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 #

^ Headlining shows

* w/ George Clanton and Vitesse X
# w/ George Clanton and Negative Gemini (DJ Set)