Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Magic Shoppe released “Wonderland” in October 2016. This release is a departure from their last release, Interstellar Car Crash, in that they’ve mostly abandoned the flowery side of psych for a darker, fuzzier corner of psych. The track “Head On the Floor” unleashes a shit load of reverb that never lets up. “Stars Explode” gives a nod to Raw Power era Iggy Pop (in the guitars at least). “Kill” ushers in a bit of Sonic Youth along with seriously trippy vocals, while “Hearing Voices” is only slightly less lethal and drugged out than its predecessor. By now, hookah pipes and bongs are in rotation as listeners are lost in the psyched out dreams induced by “Wonderland”. “Blowup” meshes BJM guitar with late 60s sonics, and backs away slightly from the noise fest on the previous tracks.
Magic Shoppe collectively create a swirling cacophony of modern day psychedelia intriguingly peppered with sonic atmospherics, fuzz, reverb drenched boy-girl harmonies and droning instrumentation. In 2017 the band will be making it’s way through Europe as they head towards a complete sonic meltdown at Liverpool Psych Fest in late September 2017.
Travel Party 4/5 people tbc – Backline Needed
12/09/2017 FR – PARIS La Mecanique Ondulatoire
13/09/2017 FR – RENNES Penny Lane
14/09/2017 FR – BORDEAUX La Tencha
15/09/2017 ES – BARCELONA Gambeat Festival
16/09/2017 FR – BAYONNE Interiuor Warehouse
17/09/2017 FR – MARSEILLE Molotov
19/09/2017 DE – DE TÜBINGEN Münzbar
20/09/2017 BE – ZWEVEGEM Cosmic Nozens
21/09/2017 UK – EXETER Cavern Club
22/09/2017 UK – LIVERPOOL Liverpool Psych Fest