Friday, June 1, 2012

Mrs. Magician - Strange Heaven LP

Swami (2012)

It's so exciting to see the Swami logo on the back of a record again. This is a label that has been away for far too long and hopefully it's a sign that there's a new Night Marchers record right around the corner. But to the matter at hand, this Mrs. Magician record is outstanding. Somehow these fellows managed to take the harmonies and surfy good vibes of the Beach Boys and drag them through some scratchy punk rock.

Just about every song on here is a hit. Yes, there are some that were previously released on 7"s that the band recorded, but they are right at home in the flow of this record. Without question, one of the best albums of the year so far and is the very definition of a summer record. If you're headed to the beach, bring your turntable this year.

Mrs. Magician - Strange Heaven:

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