Mrs. Magician – ‘Strange Heaven’
It’s always nice to imagine that you are somewhere you aren’t. To live in such a way that pays so much homage to another time in history that you end up bringing some of that time back with you.
Mrs. Magician hails from San Diego, and has just released their debut album Strange Heaven today on Swami Records. The band has been making music for some time, giving us a glimpse of what they’re capable of, back in October of 2010 with the irreverent track, “There Is No God“. They then stole my heart when they released their rendition of “Angel Baby“ a few months later. It made me feel like Marty McFly back in the 50′s watching my mom and dad dance at the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance. This infatuation with sock-hopesque, beach fuzz driven nostalgia pop is fully realized with Strange Heaven.
Here’s a little snippet from the band, enjoy the full album stream below and don’t forget to pick this beauty up on wax:
Mrs. Magician hails from the pilings of various San Diego piers. Like those pilings, their sound is encrusted with salty hooks drenched in waves of reverb and barnacled, fuzz. These pop songs are massive and betray the beach shack bummer of the summer posture that these hoodad’s exude. This record is for connoisseur’s of fuzz, distortion, echo and reverb who prefer their noise to be tempered liberally with minor key, bubblegum and (at times)haunting melody.