The poets sing that GLITTER WIZARD sprung fully formed from the unholy congress of ’80s Hair and ‘70s Glam, but that claim has yet to be authenticated. The San Francisco collective makes anthems for dungeon masters and backstage seducers that are wildly libidinal yet wickedly self-aware, fueled by a potent blend of alchemy, cough syrup and Magick. Horses, the new GLITTER WIZARD 7 “ single prior to the upcoming Captcha record Hunting Gatherers, was recorded by Donny Newenhouse and mastered by John Golden. It funnels and channels the best of Sabbath, Hawkwind, Bowie, and G&R. On the Zeitgeist map, you can plot it at the crossroads where Aleister Crowley meets the Zeppelin shark story. This 7 “ is gonna take you from the dirt track races to the Renaissance Faire and back. In the words of Permanent Records’ Lance Barresi, “this is the music playing on your car stereo when you get pulled over.” This is music that deserves to be accessorized with a falcon.
GLITTER WIZARD initiates Wendy Stonehenge, Doug Graves, Lorfin Terrafor, Kandi Moon, and Fancy Cymballs—all veterans of the San Francisco and Chico scenes—bring the tight sparkly pants and the hair in abundance. And all this style gets underwritten with some heavy substance: the WIZARD comes correct with shredding guitars, Sabbath-esque motor rhythms and organ riffs like boozy emanations from the mouth of Hell. You could call it Fantasy Metal or Dungeoncore or Capegrind, but just call it: this new 7” is not one to be missed. Available now from Captcha Records.