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Mrs Magician premiere new song “Eyes All Over Town” — listen

Taken from the band's Bermuda LP, produced by Drive Like Jehu's John Reis

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    Stare long enough at the artwork for Bermuda (seen below), the forthcoming album from San Diego’s Mrs Magician, and you just may convince yourself that you’re being hypnotized and sucked into alternate world. The image is no coincidence as it not only matches the LP’s themes of addiction, religion, and “the incoherent yet intoxicating aroma of modern day conspiracy theories,” but also the brooding, urgent punk that lines its 11 tracks.

    Case in point: “Eyes All Over Town”, the band’s latest offering. From the unnerving, Big Brother-like title, to the way frontman Jacob Turnbloom shivers over angular riffs, “Oh, it makes me nervous, oh it makes me wanna crawl back,” it serves as something of an embodiment of all that the album represents. Even John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Rocket from the Crypt) leaves a haunting fingerprint through his production work here.

    Careful not to reveal too much of the mystery, Turnbloom tells Consequence of Sound little about the song, saying, “Lyrics are printed, people can take what they want from that one.”

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    Below, find the stream and those lyrics.

    Lyrics:

    Run past the rivers, & run past the seas,
    Oh I don’t wanna, Oh I don’t wanna go back.
    When it rains, I save my pennies, when it pours I toast to stay dry.
    Oh I don’t wanna, Oh I don’t wanna go back.

    Don’t mess around, because I’ve got eyes all over town.
    Eye’s all over town (Repeat)

    It’s a joke, to all my friends it’s a joke, but the joke is on me.
    Oh, it makes me nervous, oh it makes me wanna crawl back.
    So I run, to the water, that Siren’s bell it tolls for me.
    Oh it makes me nervous, oh it makes me nervous, oh it makes me, oh it makes me wanna dive in.

    Don’t mess around, because I’ve got eyes all over town.
    Eye’s all over town (Repeat)

    I just wanna forget, I just wanna forget
    My mistakes & regrets, my mistakes & regrets.

    Don’t mess around, because I’ve got eyes all over town.
    Eye’s all over town (Repeat)

    Bermuda arrives on May 20th through SWAMI Records. Pre-order it here.

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    In support, Mrs Magician will embark on a US tour next month. Find the dates below the artwork and tracklist.

    Bermuda Artwork:

    Bermuda cover_hi.res

    Bermuda Tracklist:
    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 Limbo (Party’s Over)

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    Mrs Magician 2016 Tour Dates:
    05/20 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
    05/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
    05/23 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
    05/24 – Dallas, TX @ City Tavern
    05/25 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
    05/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    05/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
    05/29 – Nashville, TN @ Cafe Coco
    05/31 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    06/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
    06/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
    06/03 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
    06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
    06/05 – Washington, DC @ DC9
    06/07 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
    06/08 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
    06/09 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
    06/11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
    06/12 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
    06/16 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
    06/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
    06/18 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
    06/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hi Hat

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