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Now Hear This: Slut Magic | Trauma Queen

Hit Continue on the DIY (or not) Brooklyn glitter-punks’ saucy, sizzling second disc.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “All those pretty, bi-looking people back there must be the Slut Magic crew.” — Overheard at a Slut Magic show.

Slut Magic are an angsty, sonic make-out session from Brooklyn, New York. Several peer-reviewed studies show that Slut Magic have the most attractive fans in the world. Over the last two years, the group — Emma Sky (vocals and violin), Hot Boyfriend (guitar), Shannon Zakarison (drums), and Marc Hall (bass) — have released indie glitter-punk and garage-pop that fits nicely in playlists with Cherry Glazerr, Chastity Belt, Sonic Youth, and IDLES.

Slut Magic unleashed ​​Trauma Queen​ upon the world just in time for Scorpio season. This is the second full-length album from the Brooklyn glitter-punk outfit, and this record comes in toxic-green vinyl. While the group still fancy themselves as DIY, Slut Magic are under a quasi-gag-order from producer Alexander Almgren to “stop saying that — you guys aren’t DIY anymore.” ​​Trauma Queen ​​may be confidently regarded as the catchier, shinier, and hotter sibling of 2018’s ​​In My Mouth.

Though Slut Magic are feverishly casting sigils to play a live show soon, they chose not to kill their fans’ grandparents at the album release. Brooklyn drag star Angelica Frankenstein hosted Trauma Request Live​, a virtual release featuring ​music videos​ for every song and one-liners befitting Elvira herself. Netflix’s ​High Score ​animator Chris Fequiere made the ​Trauma Queen music video​. It’s inspired by Slut Magic’s love of side-scrolling video games and hitting ‘Continue’ even when it’s time to sleep.”