White Magic's original lineup was comprised of Mira Billotte on vocals and piano, drummer/bassist Miggy Littleton and guitarist/drummer Andy Macleod. Billotte played drums and sang in Quix*o*tic with her sister Christina Billotte (of Slant 6 fame); Miggie Littleton was a founding member of Blood On The Wall; and MacLeod also played in California Speedway. Occasionally Tim Dewitt drummer of Gang Gang Dance, then credited as "Dutch E-Germ" would play with White Magic when Miggy was not available. For a couple of years, the band played in New York. They soon appeared on a United Bamboo compilation. Drag City signed them in 2003, and in 2004, they released the band's Through The Sun Door EP to general critical praise. They toured the U.S. in 2009, opening for like-minded folk musicians including Will Oldham.
In 2005, the group appeared on a free split EP, sponsored by Tylenol; it featured three songs each by White Magic and indie rock band The American Analog Set. Throughout 2005, Billotte performed as White Magic accompanied by guitarist Sleepy Doug Shaw. White Magic's current lineup's core consists of these two musicians, aided by an array of friends/musicians of similar musical aesthetics.
On November 14, 2006, debut album Dat Rosa Mel Apibus was released on Drag City Records.
White Magic's new EP, Dark Stars, was released on Drag City on October 26, 2007.
- Through The Sun Door EP (2004, Drag City)
- Songs of Hurt and Healing split EP with American Analog Set (2005, Ouch!)
- "Long Time Ago" on the Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys compilation (2006, Anti)
- Katie Cruel Single (2006, Drag City)
- Dat Rosa Mel Apibus (2006, Drag City)
- Dark Stars EP (2007, Drag City)
- "New Egypt" 1-song release, limited to 1000 cds (2008, Southern)
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