The last time we saw Magic People, their looming towers of keys, synths, and theramin combined with distopian dance-beats and fiery warnings screamed directly from a post-apocalyptic pulpit brought us to the verge of total spasmatic sci-fi breakdown. Since then, they've added a flautist, toured the West Coast, and managed a Friday the 13th recording session (with Kevin Micka at Small Church) that spawned their debut album, Keen Whips I'd Wear As Rubies. Today, the Ides of March brings the release of the People's new record. Rumors of an on-stage ancient-Rome fashion theme persist, but we can't confirm except to point out such previous reports of gorilla masks, gothy man-dresses, and even, uh, erotic survival gear.
We've got the 'sclusive mp3 of the vociferous album-starting, world-ending track right here. Fave moment: the part right before the end times where Marianne Faithful appears like an angel of the rapture and sets the dead cities free.
You can pick one of these attractively handscreened CDs (artwork by the beast/demon/mutant art-fiend James Quigley) tonight at the Magic People CD Release Soiree tonight at O'Briens along with our favorite local noise maven Donna Parker, Pony Tail, Adam Lipman, and The Aum Rifle.
DOWNLOAD: Magic People, "Preserving Brine" (mp3)
-- posted by Tia