San Diego’s Mrs Magician recently announced the release of their sophomore album entitled Bermuda. Serving as a follow up to the band’s debut, Strange Heaven (2012). A link to listen can be found below.
Cutting through the lacquer with a glossy shimmer, producer John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes) conducts the bands rigid tones that serve nicely as a morose well-crafted backdrop for Jacob Turnbloom’s vocal approach and the bands tightly performed structures. Far more non linear lyrically than their 2012 debut album Strange Heaven, the subtext on Bermuda boasts a familiar echo of self deprecating humor that was heavily present on the bands previous albums, but focusing less on inner personal relationships. The result is a timely and hopefully timeless artifact. “Bermuda has a boozy island malaise on the surface of the water, while beneath the waves we’re exposed to themes of confusion, nihilism, and the notion that even with all of our technology and omnipresence of big brother; essentially we are all still very lost,” says frontman Jacob Turnbloom.
Mrs Magician, the San Diego surf rock group, will be releasing Bermuda everywhere on May 20, 2016 via John Reis’ own, Swami Records.