Here We Go Magic, the latest project from experimental folk-rocker Luke Temple, is enjoying its share of love this year. Moving from the rhythmic, Paul Simon-recalling pop textures of “Only Pieces” through a swirl of top-notch ambient-pop and bedroom psych-folk, their debut record has received favorable attention from Pitchfork, Gorilla vs. Bear, Stereogum, Cokemachineglow, and elsewhere. Even Grizzly Bear‘s Ed Droste blogged about his love for the album. And as we near the midpoint of 2009 and I start to reflect on the year thus far (expect more on that in a couple weeks), I’ve got to say that Here We Go Magic has easily become one of my favorite records released over these past several months. Look for them out on tour with Grizzly Bear throughout June (check the remaining dates here).
Recently, Here We Go Magic stopped by Daytrotter and dropped a three song session. Of particular note is brand new song “Collector”, though the live takes on both “Only Pieces” and “Fangela” (my favorite from their debut) are stellar as well. Head over to Daytrotter to stream and download all three tracks.
Download: Here We Go Magic – Fangela
Buy: Order Here We Go Magic from Insound as CD or mp3, or from Western Vinyl on LP (with bonus track).
Watch: Peep the video for another standout, “Tunnelvision”, down below… and make sure to full-screen it.