Saturday, June 30, 2012
Here We Go Magic - "How Do I Know" (2012)
Here We Go Magic is an American indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. Formerly the moniker of folk singer Luke Temple.
After previously releasing two folk albums under his own name in the mid-2000s, Luke Temple released a self-titled album as Here We Go Magic in February 2009 on Western Vinyl, described by Pitchfork Media as "hazy electronic textures, endlessly-spiraling lyrical loops, occasional forays into extended sections of ambience and noise". Temple recorded the album at home on a 4-track recorder, describing the recording: "I just had one tom, one microphone, a synth and an acoustic guitar. I didn’t have a full drum kit or normal bass, it was just all synth stuff that I did myself."
Temple has since expanded the project into a band with musicians Kristina Lieberson (keyboards), Michael Bloch (guitar), Jennifer Turner (bass guitar), and Peter Hale (drums), and they were signed by Secretly Canadian in September 2009. They toured in 2009 with Grizzly Bear and The Walkmen. The second album Pigeons was released on June 8, 2010. The first single off Pigeons, "Collector", was rated "Best New Music" by Pitchfork Media on March 18, 2010.
The band performed at the SXSW festival in 2009 and again in March 2010, and just completed tours of North America with White Rabbits and Europe with The New Pornographers. In summer 2010 the band played at multiple major festivals including PrimaveraSound, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork, The Great Escape, Latitude, Bestival, and Glastonbury, where Thom Yorke said they were his favorite act of the festival. They ended the year 2010 touring with the Canadian band Broken Social Scene.