Here We Go Magic: Tour Dates


"A variety of romanticized and alienated imagery that's snatched straight from a time when squares were there to be looked at and made strange... Temple's various gifts amplify each other." – Pitchfork

"Mr. Temple isn't part of any particular school — not even that all-purpose new songwriters' catchall, freak-folk — and his private world is fascinating." – Jon Pareles, New York Times

Luke Temple
Developed over a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Luke Temple's self-titled debut (released February 24 on Western Vinyl) under his new moniker Here We Go Magic is a departure from his signature singer-songwriter material. Temple recorded the album at home using analog synths, a cassette 4-track and his trusty SM-57 mic, coloring the sound with warmth and creating textures that wrap around you very winningly.

A note from the band states:

"We like the way the name sounds so we set it to music. Our own Luke made a beautiful record and we joined him to make something together. We are creating songs from melodies that can turn from gorgeous to challenging to a little scary and back again. Sounds are driven and shaped by, but hopefully never grounded by, rhythms that entrance before performing a somersault. It all seems silly on paper, but there are no dirty words: groovy, psychedelic, pretty etc. are all fair game. It is our hope that we generate something generous and surprising, crafted but instinctive, even as it coalesces. So far it is a lovely ruckus."

The band is currently on the road and will be opening for Grizzly Bear starting in late May.

Here We Go Magic Tour Dates
03/17 Dallas, TX, Mountain House*
03/17 Dallas, TX – 6 PM in-store at Good Records
03/22 New Orleans, LA, Marigny Theatre*
03/23 Atlanta, GA, 529 Club**
03/24 Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506**
03/25 Baltimore, MD, Ottobar**
* w/ Callers ** w/ Titus Andronicus

SXSW Dates
3 PM: Austinist/Gothamist party @ Mohawk
with Akron/Family, Vetiver, Young Widows
1:45 PM: Gorilla vs. Bear day party @ The Peacock --- 1:45 PM slot
w/ WAVVES, White Denim, Vivian Girls, The Golden Filter, Girls, Harlem, DJ Sober
1 AM: Western Vinyl Official Showcase @ Club 115 --- 1 AM slot
w/ J Tillman, Balmorhea
1 PM: Other Music show @ French Legation Museum
w/ Dent May, Blk Jks, Marnie Stern, WAVVES, These Are Powers, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
3 PM: Park The Van Records / Partisan Records / indie outlaw / The Knitting Factory Day Party @ Side Bar
w/ Deer Tick, The High Strung, Golden Boots, Wildbirds and Peacedrums, Themselves, The Subjects, and Generationals

US Tour With Grizzly Bear
06/01 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
06/02 - Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero Theatre
06/03 - Boston, MA, Berklee Performance Center
06/04 - Montréal, QC, Le National
06/05 - Toronto, ON, Phoenix
06/07 - Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center
06/08 - Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre
06/09 - Bloomington, IN, Buskirk - Chumley Theater
06/11 - Carrboro, NC, Cat's Cradle
06/15 - Dallas, TX, Granada Theater
06/16 - Austin, TX, The Parish
06/19 - Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
06/21 - San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore

[Published on: 3/16/09]

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