Mrs. Magician and First Wave Hello guitarist Jacob Turnbloom has also played with Ken Andrews, The Grave Walks, Blessure Grave, and Swami John Reis. In addition, he's a solo artist whose single "Reborn Boys" b/w "Heartbreaker" (Thrill Me Records) was released in May 2015. Produced by Andrew Montoya (the Sess, Ale Mania, Beaters), it showcases Turnbloom's affinity for hi-fi spacey-electronic-indie-rock, post punk/goth, lo-fi bedroom recordings, and surfy garage pop.
Turnbloom recorded a new Mrs. Magician album with Swami John Reis in early 2015. Then, in summer 2018, he began writing new songs for a solo project, which he started recording in October. The full-length was recorded with Tommy Garcia and mixed by Sean O'Donnell (Bad Credit, Reeve Oliver). "Ten original songs and one cover, all recorded in three different studios with my talented engineer and bff Tommy Garcia, then tracked a bunch of stuff at home in my bedroom while I watched movies that would inspire me (Mandy/The Void/Halloween)."
Cemetery Luau was released on 180gm vinyl, 100 copies bubblegum pink and 150 copies of standard black vinyl, with a digital download card in each sleeve. "The label is called Cheddar Goblin Records, I started it to release my own music/art/other, but I'm also going to be releasing solo projects from my friends, and other projects of mine on tangible formats."
In early 2020, he released a comedic video for his track "Ride Past the Waves of the Future." Turnbloom also produces and directs videos, with skills honed while working as an editor/photographer at CBS 8 News.
Early 2022 found Turnbloom recording some singles for the Dangerbird Records Microdose Series, including "Balboa Park" and a followup called "Ray's Occult.". "I had the title in my head before the song was ever written," says Turnbloom of the second single. "So it started off as a sort of strange tribute to Ghostbusters 2, and Bobby Brown’s single ‘On Our Own,’ which is one of my favorite New Jack Swing songs. The subject matter is a loose commentary on Silicon Valley garbage like The Metaverse. I’d rather play with a slinky or draw pictures of dinosaurs than live next door to my favorite celebrity in some stupid digital playground."