Setting Sun | Math and Magic

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Math and Magic

by Setting Sun

"Like a never-ending treasure hunt. I think I really know the essence of a song, but then I hear it again, and find another little gem either in the words, a new melody, a harmony or even a previously unnoticed instrument coming through." Boise Weekly
Genre: Rock: Freakbeat
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Only One
2:45 $0.99
2. Found It By Midnite
2:42 $0.99
3. All That We Wanted
3:45 $0.99
4. Isolation
5:16 $0.99
5. It's Light
4:55 $0.99
6. La Way
4:07 $0.99
7. Nu Nu (untitled)
3:43 $0.99
8. Things Fall Apart
3:13 $0.99
9. Can't Control What Happens
6:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
"These tunes have more hooks than a tackle box." - Daily Freeman

"Pop with its edgily tense cortege of suspense straining strings." - Losing Today

"There's a little Bowie in there, and some Elliott Smith, but who cares about comparisons? Setting Sun writes and plays great songs." - New Times

"The writing would have made it stand out either way." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette

"It kind of made me feel like I was 15 again and listening to a new Sub Pop band." - Impact Press

"Spacey, thoughtful, and -- dare I say it -- pretty." -Space City Rock

"Setting Sun is good, and good for you." - News Observer (NC)

"Levitt wails with toned-down tinges of Kurt Cobain's emptiness and Elliot Smith's pain." - West Coast Performer

"It's urgent in a kind of methodical and knowing way." -Tasty Fanzine (UK)

"An intimate lyrical style but expansive music, embracing driving beats, soothing instrumental interludes and aggressive rhythms." - Eugene Weekly

"Like a never-ending treasure hunt. Each song evolves to some completely different end without losing its original idea." - Boise Weekly

"With his voice a biting whisper and guitar work that's quietly emphatic and shrewd as it picks its way around the fretboard, Setting Sun's Gary Levitt has more than a little Elliott Smith in him. We're talking old Elliott Smith here, i.e., the sad, intimate and cloudy days of Roman Candle." - Willamette Weekly (Portland)

"Maybe he’s just an independent thinker who’s onto something." - Las Cruces Pulse



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I bought your cd in Chicago while you were on tour and I love it.
Every song just keeps surprising with more things I didn't hear the last time.
Let me know when sometihng new comes out,


It grows and grows and keeps growing on me!
My favorite cd's have music which grows on me. This is gonna be in my collection for a long time. It just keeps getting better with each listen.
Great Job! 5 stars!


Awesome and beautiful album you people put out. I love it!
Awesome and beautiful album you people put out. You're gonna be very famous. Thanks I love it!


YEAH boyz!!! Capital GREAT songs! Beautiful voice, haunting lyrics... I love both of these cds!
Looking forward to my own copies.
Totally impressed.


awesome! each track is better than the last
I just got to see them for the first time a couple of weeks ago and can't stop listening to the disc. One of the best new discs in my lifetime, very catchy original tunes performed great. my favorite is found it by midnite. check out before they get big. I love it.


This is a great album! Dynamic, melodic, somber, uplifting...
This album is great! It's original, it's emotions are real, and it's got lot's of dynamics and great melodies. In my favorite way it's somber yet uplifting, melancholy yet spiritual. You can maybe hear the influences mentioned above, but Setting Sun definitely owns their own sound, and it''s a good one.


Excellently Awesome and Awesomely Excellent!
Discovered this band on myspace and they have become one of my favorites.

matt t

There's a few classic pop songs on this record that if played on the radio would be huge hits.
There's a lot to listen for on this cd.
Many good lyrics, melodies and cool sounds.
Highly reccommended. I just bought holed up.
I'll comment on that one too when it arrives.


A new one from an old favorite...
It's like having to suddenly share your introverted hot indie rock boyfriend with huge crowded arenas. I suspiciously eye all the sweaty girls in horn rimed glasses and ponytails in the first five rows as they scream his name, or stand there looking bored, depending on which college town I've flown into to catch a show. Setting Sun has definitely outgrown the bedroom and embarks on full blown arena rock, emo style.

Sara T

Good Stuff!!!
I heard 'The Only One' on my college station and bought the album. I am VERY glad I did! When's the next one coming out?
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