The Skinny: Bermuda is the latest effort by San Diego’s dismal-pop outfit Mrs. Magician and their second full-length release on Swami Records – stream the new song “No Action” just above!

The album offers a concise collection of punk songs inspired by the big sounds of classic ’’60s pop and rock ’n’ roll, with structures more associated with ’’70s and ’’80s power pop. Thomas Garcia’s blissed-out backwash guitar tones and fuck-it fuzz attack juxtapose the band’s dry and thudding foundation, creating a tropically depressed grog. Cutting through the lacquer with a glossy shimmer, producer Swami John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes) coaxes a tightly wound, rigid backdrop for vocalist Jacob Turnbloom’s morose-pop delivery.

Lyrically far more non-linear than their 2012 debut album Strange Heaven, Bermuda echoes the familiar self-deprecating humor that is heavily present in the band’s prior work, but focuses less on interpersonal relationships, favoring broader inspirations of alienation and melodrama. Themes of gentrification, addiction, religion and the intoxicating aroma of modern day conspiracy theories wrestle against a bright and tight sonic terrain. This is the ghetto of Kokomo.

Bermuda Track Listing

01. Phantoms
02. Eyes All Over Town
03. Forgiveness
04. Tear Drops
05. Don’t Tell Me What To Do
06. Jessica Slaughter
07. No Action
08. Where’s Shelly
09. No More Tears
10. Reborn Boys
11. The Party’s Over

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