Luke Temple has been called a lot of things: Rolling Stone called him "a young Graham Nash by way of Elliott Smith," The Onion said he “recalls Jeff Buckley's drama, M. Ward's atmospherics, and Feist's sense of play” and he's even garnered praise from fellow indie rockers Sufjan Stevens and Ben Gibbard. But there is one thing he hasn't been called: Part of a band. Until now.
Recorded and developed over a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording by Mr. Temple, Luke’s self-titled debut under his new moniker Here We Go Magic is a remarkable departure from his signature singer-songwriter material. Most notably is the addition of an ensemble to make up Here We Go Magic's live incarnation.
The album -- which was recorded at home using analog synths, a cassette 4-track, and his trusty SM-57 mic -- will drop February 24 on Western Vinyl. Despite the album's murky aquatic underpinnings it's hard to resist the ebullient blissed-out lead single "Tunnelvision."
Here We Go Magic - "Tunnel Vision"