It is going to be a big year for the Magic City Hippies, a Miami-based funk trio with an exciting debut LP looming just on the horizon. Today, the band is offering listeners a taste of what they have in store for 2019 with their sun-soaked new single 'SPF.'

Building from a spare and atmospheric intro, 'SPF' is an immediate earworm, but it takes nearly a minute before letting its hair down. But once the rubbery bass takes center-stage, with an ass-shaking drum part filling in the background, the song kicks into overdrive. It isn't difficult to imagine 'SPF' soundtracking some sweaty dance parties this summer. But the song's lyrics are surprisingly melancholic.

"'SPF' paints the story of a man trying to find love in between the grooves (of a record) since his partner found love somewhere else," explains multi-instrumentalist Robby Hunter. "He spends the night in someone else’s arms, gets drunk and has a wild night with a stripper...but in the end he’s truly only in love with his partner, the one that keeps him grown up, the string to his kite."

You can stream Magic City Hippies' 'SPF' below and keep your eyes peeled for more information on their debut record, due out later this year. The band will also be touring the U.S. this summer, so check out those dates below.


25 May - BottleRock; Napa, CA
01 June - SliceFest; Birmingham, AL
13 June - Bonnaroo; Manchester, TN
22 June - Denver Deluxe; Denver, CO
26 July - Peach Music Festival; Scranton, PA
08 August - Lollapalooza; Chicago, IL
15 August - Jannus Live (w/ Umphrey's McGee); St. Petersburg, FL
16 August - The Fillmore (w/ Umphrey's McGee); Miami Beach, FL
17 August - St. Augustine Amphitheatre (w/ Umphrey's McGee); St. Augustine, FL
18 August - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater (w/ Umphrey's McGee); Wilmington, NC
24 August - MissiHippi Music Festival (w/ Umphrey's McGee); Waterford, MS