Posted in music | tour dates on January 16, 2009

Here we go magic

"To date, Luke Temple has been unconfined by genre. His full-length debut Hold a Match for a Gasoline World presented heartfelt folk tunes and expansive pop numbers filtered through a unique outsider perspective. Last year's follow-up Snowbeast was an avant statement full of interwoven light and dark imagery recorded entirely in his Brooklyn bedroom.

Developed over a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Luke's self-titled debut under his new moniker Here We Go Magic is a remarkable departure from his signature singer-songwriter material. Luke 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 you want to wrap yourself in." [says Luke's PR/bio]

The rebranded Luke Temple has a bunch of shows coming up including some with Department of Eagles which includes the sold out show at Bowery Ballroom on January 19th. There's also February 15th at Southpaw, March 3rd at Le Poisson Rouge, SXSW, and a whole bunch of non-NYC/Austin dates across the country, BUT FIRST the old-original-actual Luke Temple will be playing a solo show tonight, January 16th, at Le Poisson Rouge with Jonah Smith.

Definitely check out the three tracks streaming at MySpace. All dates below...

Here We Go Magic - 2009 Tour Dates
01/16 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge (LUKE TEMPLE SOLO)
01/17 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's*
01/18 Cambridge, MA The Brattle Theatre*
01/19 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
02/15 Brooklyn, NY Southpaw
03/03 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge w/ Callers and Cary Brothers
03/07 Washington, DC The Red and The Black**
03/09 Pittsburgh, PA garfield artworks**
03/10 Newport, KY southgate house**
03/11 Indianapolis, IN MOKB Laundromatinee Session
03/11 Bloomington, IN Cinemat**
03/12 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway**
03/13 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen**
03/14 Rock Island, IL Daytrotter Presents**
03/17 Dallas, TX Mountain House**
03/?? SXSW, Austin, TX
03/22 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
* w/ Department of Eagles
** w/ Callers

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Comments (22)

"...an avant statement full of interwoven light and dark imagery..."

"...a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording..."

Wow! Sounds like shit!

And by the names of those album titles, it sounds like he went to the same grammar school as Alanis Morissette. (Don't worry about syntax! People will think it's poetic!)

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 3:13 PM

Yea ! This record is awesome ..I can't stop listening to it !
Luke was great already but this really took me by surprise !

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 3:18 PM

Where the hell did that write-up come from? What an overwrought, high-schooly embarrassment.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 3:20 PM

"Where the hell did that write-up come from? What an overwrought, high-schooly embarrassment."

updated

Posted by brooklynvegan | January 16, 2009 3:29 PM


"Where the hell did that write-up come from? What an overwrought, high-schooly embarrassment."


Oh jeez , take the stick out of your ass ....It's not that bad..... I've seen ALOT worst


Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 3:30 PM

THIS ALBUM IS AMAZING... ALREADY OWNS A SPOT ON MY BEST OF '09 LIST!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 3:30 PM

"Where the hell did that write-up come from? What an overwrought, high-schooly embarrassment."

WTF are you Lester Bangs? Chuck Klosterman? Bob Boilen?

I see nothing wrong with that write-up whatsoever and actually think it's quite good.

Music is awesome too!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 4:00 PM

"Where the hell did that write-up come from?"

Probably the same people who wrote:

"THIS ALBUM IS AMAZING... ALREADY OWNS A SPOT ON MY BEST OF '09 LIST!!!"

and:

"I see nothing wrong with that write-up whatsoever and actually think it's quite good. "

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 4:08 PM

luke is the man.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 4:09 PM

im starting a blog, and its music review reviews. only criticism of music criticism. a postmodern take on a stagnant literary medium. i give this one a solid B+.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 4:29 PM

haha im in!! anything to have a public forum to make fun of SPIN

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 4:33 PM

Luke is a grade-A douche

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 4:44 PM

whatever someone has to write something so we know something about the freakin artist and the music. yall need to chillllllllll and just decide if u dig the tunes.
i dig em and the write up is cool. y is everyone so mad all the time.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 4:45 PM

"coloring the sound with warmth and creating textures you want to wrap yourself in"

I want to wrap myself in Luke's sound like a Snuggie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqHSIiAXdSU

whoever wrote this is wooing me with his diction.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 4:46 PM

luke is great! here we go magic is great! so excited to catch them live!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 5:00 PM

"Luke is a grade-A douche"

Spoken like a grade-D douche

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 5:21 PM

"Family Vacation" by Luke Temple is one of my favorite songs of all time, and "Snowbeast" was mostly pretty great. I would likely follow his music anywhere... but yeah, "stream-of-consciousness recording" is not a phrase that gets most people excited. His PR team isn't helping.

Posted by Greg | January 17, 2009 3:31 AM

"Luke 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 you want to wrap yourself in.""


OOOH WOW, HOW OLD SCHOOL OF HIM!!!!

The talentless pleb head.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2009 11:50 AM

luke is my BDM

Posted by matty pix | January 17, 2009 12:02 PM

If it warmth your looking for theres the Byrds reunion album from 73...it's all about Gene's songs and Crosby voice back on them...that and the Neil covers...and for "free". Just unplug the tv tonite and screw in an orange light bulb...

Posted by Norman Mailer | January 17, 2009 12:03 PM

i love Tunnelvision, heard it on SiriXMU and had to download it! can't wait till the album is available on iTunes

Posted by marko | January 29, 2009 6:48 PM

new addition=NICE

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2009 8:56 AM

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