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Magic Shoppe - Interstellar Car Crash EP Bandcamp/Optical Sounds (vinyl)

Cover for Interstellar Car Crash EP from Boston's Magic Shoppe
24 May 2016

Wow, what a stunner this EP from Boston’s Magic Shoppe is. In a genre (psych) that is well worn, this self-described ‘hypnotic reverb rock’ band have pulled out the magical stops. They evoke such great bands as Chatham Rise, JAMC, and BJM but mark this their own territory with fantastic melodies and harmonies mixed with a tripped out and mesmerizing backdrop. I am hard pressed to pick a favorite tune, they are all fantastic. You have to dig the opening track, “Salventius”, named for the Dutch artist whose work adorned the band’‘s ‘Triangulum Australe’ EP. Or how about the magnetic “City Alight (Yeah)” and the stellar “Redhead”, two of my favorite songs of this year or any year for that matter? Few can pull off psychedelia with the mastery shown by this five piece collective. More, I say, and soon!

Check out the band on Bandcamp