Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Music: Here We Go Magic

MP3 - "Fangela" - Here We Go Magic
This week, thousands of musicians, bloggers, critics, fans and a number of my friends will be descending onto the streets of Austin, Texas for South by Southwest. I will not be there, so the music conference taking place in my head will simply have to suffice. For those attending, one band they should certainly not miss is Here We Go Magic (from - where else? - Brooklyn, NY). Luke Temple is best known as a singer/songwriter who has supported the likes of Guster and had songs on Grey's Anatomy. With his latest project, under the name Here We Go Magic, he makes a rather striking departure. Closer "Everything's Big" may be the only track that adheres to any singer/songwriter kind of structure. The rest of this magnificent collection bridge a gap between Animal Collective's avant garde and Dr. Dog's classic rock nostalgia. Those in Austin will have ample opportunity to see the band this week. Here We Go Magic will not hit the West Coast until June, when they support Grizzly Bear.

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