New music for the disbelievers: Mrs. Magician’s ‘There Is No God’


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What if Brian Wilson had never made a teenage symphony to God and instead was a happy-go-lucky atheist? The result might sound like Mrs. Magician’s new single, ‘There Is No God,’ an evil surf ditty that’s barely as long as the Lord’s Prayer.

Not taking it easy on us for a second, the song kicks off with the line, ‘You’re all gonna die.’ Then the band goes on to spoil our day even further by singing, like the heathens they are, ‘There’s no God.’ After rejecting the big guy in the sky, they cement the ridicule by merrily singing ‘la la la la,’ like a bunch of choirboys who’ve lost their minds.


Hailing from our sister city to the south, San Diego, Mrs. Magician is one of those bands made of members who have toiled in many other bands. For instance, drummer Cory Stier also plays for the Cults, a similarly religion-obsessed act, and will be doing double-duty when the two groups tour the country this spring. Mrs. Magician’s album, produced by San Diego rock mayor John ‘Swami’ Reis of Hot Snakes and Rocket From the Crypt, will drop digitally on March 6.

By the way, like San Francisco’s Girls, there’s not a lady in this band -- but we’re thinking of the name as a hat-tip to all those thankless beauties who have been sawed in half onstage. Come March 22 at the Music Box, the Mrs. will be making her confessions live. Bring your holy water for dousing.


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--Margaret Wappler