By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
They promise it’ll be better than a thimble full of pee pee crust.
There is a band that died and came back to life, who makes promises like a capricious lover between breaths of stale beer and who will provide some stellar music recommendations should you decide to creep around their wordpress as unabashedly as I have. A San Diego based outfit with a sporadic touring schedule, two beachy, bratty albums full of fuzzy hooks that wriggle in the ear and root inside your brain and a self deprecating, macabre sense of humor that makes it all too relatable.
After releasing 2012’s Strange Heaven and 2013’s B Sides, Mrs Magician has been busy existing in the San Diego music space in a myriad of capacities, all the while patching together a sophomore effort and finally announcing Bermuda, available everywhere on May 20 via Swami Records. Frontman Jacob Turnbloom promises dialed back reverb, a different direction that doesn’t spare the deprecation and a less linear lyrical journey. A knack for creating irresistible melodies both sun soaked and haunting, a diverse catalogue of influence and a tight, structured sound from seasoned musicians creates a confidence in that whatever direction Mrs Magician has taken Bermuda, the currents will be catchy and crusty.
2/24 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah • free w/ rsvp
2/27 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park w/ Joyce Manor & Andrew Jackson Jihad • tix
3/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Viva Phx Festival • tix
3/13 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/ Rocket From The Crypt • tix
3/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Prayers & Plague Vendor • tix
3/18 Austin, TX @ BD Riley’s (Official Showcase) • more info
3/19 Austin, TX @ SXSW Avocados From Mexico at SouthBites
3/19 Austin, TX @ Dozen Street (Little Dickman Records Party)
3/20 Austin, TX @ EarthQuaker Devices SXSW Party
4/22-4/24 Prestatyn, North Wales @ ATP Festival (curated by Drive Like Jehu) • tix