RIYL: A Place to Bury Strangers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Crocodiles
Label: Little Cloud Records (US) / Cardinal Fuzz (UK)
They’re back. Boston’s Magic Shoppe have returned to pummel your auditory nerves with more blistering rock and roll. Eager to explore different sides of the psychedelic coin, the boys have turned out an absolute scorcher here. Album opener Trystan Everglades wastes no time with introductions, bursting forward before the starting pistol with a seething force of krautgaze muscle. Like wakeboarding in oil spillage, Magic Shoppe still fuses the inky surfadelic sound they’re recognized for, but their production is denser, darker and fuzzier. Josiah Webb’s shimmery vocal delivery dissipates into Richie, Stevie and Dave’s stunning walls of noise, a path they began to follow on last year’s In Parallel. If you love the driving force of The Jesus and Mary Chain and the noisier shoegaze elements of A Place to Bury Strangers, Magic Shoppe belongs on your record shelf.
The album is limited to 350 copies on black and cherry red vinyl, but they’re going fast. Magic Shoppe is one of Little Cloud Records’ bigger names and their fans have grown exponentially since 2016’s Wonderland LP. Listen to three of the tracks below and pummel that ‘buy’ button into the promised land. If you reside in the UK, grab the vinyl from Cardinal Fuzz HERE.
Number of Tracks: 8
Vinyl Size: 12-inch
Vinyl Color: Black & Cherry Red Swirl
Jacket: Gloss Laminate
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive