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Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014

Mrs. Magician is back together

Band plans to record a new album soon

By Jeff Terich
Mrs Magician Mrs. Magician’s Jacob Turnbloom (left) says the band will finish a new album by the end of the year.

Six months after announcing their breakup, Mrs. Magician are getting back together. 

The indie rockers initially split up at the end of 2013 because guitarist Tommy Garcia moved to New York City, in addition to other personal and professional conflicts. But the band recently announced two high-profile shows in August, their first since December. On Aug. 16, Mrs. Magician will open for garage-rock legends The Sonics at The Irenic, and on Aug. 20, they'll open for baroque-pop icons The Zombies at House of Blues

Over a round of beers at Hoffer's Cigar Bar in La Mesa, Mrs. Magician frontman Jacob Turnbloom says the time apart helped them figure out how to make the group work.

"It's totally easier now," he says. 

Although the band's booked only two shows, Turnbloom says they'd like to schedule a tour and record some new material. Mrs. Magician released one album on Swami Records during their time together—2012's Strange Heaven—but Turnbloom says the group owes the label two more albums, which they plan to record with label head John Reis.

Reis is "everyone's friend—we just want to do what we said we'd do," Turnbloom says of the "casual" but "by the book" arrangement they have with Swami. "Over the past six months, we realized it was kind of selfish to not do that."

Turnbloom says the band tentatively plans to have a record ready by December or January. He also says that fans can expect a familiar sound with some slight variations.

"It's... less relationship-driven," he says. "The last record is really silly; this one's going to be a little more serious."

Turnbloom points to the group's recently released "Friday Night" / "Crosses" single as an indication of where the band might go next. In the meantime, he says he wants to keep the band alive as long as it's still fun. 

"Let's just put out records, have a good relationship and keep it open," he says.



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