Hailing from Boston, Magic Shoppe’s newest album embodies a sound best described as a dark journey through the subconscious. While listening your senses become heightened, reminding us of the dark elements present in each our minds. The familiar yet distant sound they produce lends itself to a listening experiencing that doesn’t feel completely lucid. By incorporating grittier post-punk elements Magic Shoppe manages to bring the Psych sound into the twenty-first century.
Released in June, the group’s newest album High Goodbye marks the seventh addition to their musical portfolio. High Goodbye is comprised of four tracks: High Goodbye, Lost in Space, Her Ritual and My Mind’s Eye. Although each of these songs has a rather unique feel, there remains an overlapping transcendental tone throughout the album.
Despite maintaining a strong Psych sound, this album exhibits a certain roughness and hypnotic heaviness that wasn’t apparent in previous albums. This new interpretation of Psych results in a much more authentic sound when compared to what a many Neo-Psych bands are currently producing. If you are interested in experiencing this new take on Psych, check out Magic Shoppe at one of their upcoming shows in Europe. To promote the release of their EP Magic Shoppe will be touring in Spain, France, Belgium and England during the month of September
Check out their Bandcamp page for more information on their upcoming tour and to purchase their latest album: https://magicshoppe.bandcamp.com/
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