Here We Go Magic
Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens
Lush, layered loops of textural sounds are hypnotically woven with folk-pop vocals, creating a gentle sonic landscape of synthesizers and spaced out melodies that you’ll want to explore while taking a leisurely drive down the coast or lazily lolling in a hammock.
Brooklyn-based Here We Go Magic is the psych-pop brain child of indie-folkster Luke Temple. What is now a quintet had its humble beginnings as lo-fi DIY one-man project when Temple recorded Here We Go Magic’s self-titled album in 2009. Rumored to have recorded the debut on a four-track machine in his bedroom, Temple delivered obscure fuzzed-out electronic cuts that piqued the attention of music critics and artists combined, positioning Here We Go Magic as a folk-infused experimental force to be reckoned with. Shortly after the success of that album, Temple assembled the band and released Pigeons in 2010, which featured “Collector,” a spell-binding, rhythmic release sprinkled with baroque pop influences. The band dropped their latest release, The January EP, on May 20th providing fans with a 20-minute, 6-song companion to their sophomore album. Where Pigeons consisted of an eclectic amalgamation of tracks, The January EP provides a more cohesive collection that makes your mind meander to a nostalgic time (check out “Hands In The Sky”) – the spacey yet gorgeous sounds envelop and immerse the listener completely. It’s intriguing to imagine what their live show might be like, and fortunately interested parties will soon get a chance to experience the band firsthand. Here We Go Magic announced an aggressive tour schedule consisting of festivals and clubs across North America – probably just the rest and relaxation this prolific group needs before heading back to the studio.