Magic Shoppe return with new EP, High Goodbye


Submitted by -Astral Elevator Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:25 pm

Little Cloud Records are proud to present the mesmeric Magic Shoppe from Boston, Massachusetts; a psychedelic garage rock quartet who understand how to manoeuvre sounds in order to create dreamy, guitar laden soundscapes.

Magic Shoppe are Josiah Webb – vocals and guitar, Tayler Fitzpatrick – vocals and guitar, Tim Cushing – drums and Jeff Bartell – vocals and bass.

Known from their spellbinding live performances under liquid lights, their recordings attempt to capture the essence of hypnotic reverb rock. They entered into public consciousness with the release of EP Interstellar Car Crash in February 2016 which encompassed feedback frenzies, metronomic beats and reverb harmonies, receiving acclaim across the psychedelic community. This was closely followed by debut LP Wonderland which saw a move toward warm, fuzzy vibes with dual vocal harmonies, delay enhanced riffs and lashings of delay.

Following on from the success of Wonderland and the announcement of a slot at this years influential Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, High Goodbye is scheduled for release on limited edition red vinyl on 16th June 2017 and sees the next chapter of the Magic Shoppe story laid down.

Title track ‘High Goodbye’ opens, with swirling layers of reverb drenched guitar before delayed vocals lure and compel. ‘Lost in Space’ transcends boundaries laid down by conventional means with the use of compelling beats, buoyant tambourines and hazy vocals. Acknowledging that drone is the heartbeat of all great music, ‘Her Ritual’ channels krautrock elements with motorik drumming and repeated patterns certain to get feet tapping. Concluding with ‘My Mind’s Eye’ which presents as edgier with its garage rock noise opening, catchy assonance, raw static and false ending.

With a carefully chosen track listing, High Goodbye offers a tantalising taste of what is to come offering just enough to wet the appetite yet leaving the listener hungering for more.

Catch them live in Europe between 12th-22nd September 2017; shows confirmed in Paris, Rennes (FR), Barcelona (ES), Bayonne, Marseille (FR), Tübingen (DE), Zwevegem (B), Exeter and Liverpool (UK).