Here We Go Magic are lying low. Our super-secret, insiderish sources say the Brooklyn band are hunkered down somewhere in Upstate New York, recording a follow-up to A Different Ship. Released in 2012, the band recruited Nigel "F'n" Godrich to lend a hand in the album's production, resulting in a brilliant breakthrough of hypnotizing, oft-kilter indie happenings. That album featured highlights like "Make Up Your Mind" and "How Do I Know"; two songs awash in wily keyboard lines, playful guitar licks, vocal staccato, and general urban funkiness. When it was released, the album marked Luke Temple and his bandmates as the closest thing to the Talking Heads going. Thank god for that.
Last month we managed to persuade the band to take a break from crafting their new studio spells to perch along The East River as part of New York Road Runner's Brooklyn Half Pre-Party. While the band dusted off euphoric versions of both of the aforementioned jams above, the real treat was the mysterious overture that preceded the more familiar material. A sprawling, 10 minute creation that slowly bloomed to life, the band offered a sneak peak of what's to come...the first taste of new Here We Go Magic that we know of. We couldn't have been more thrilled to host it on our stage on that foggy evening back in May and now, for the first time, we're giving you a chance to hear a snippet of the future. Like their 2012 album, it seems this magnificent band of musical visionaries our once again outfitting a different musical ship.
About New York Road Runners' Brooklyn Half Pre Party
For three days leading up to the New York Road Runners' Brooklyn Half on May 17,
runners and their supporters gathered at the brand-new Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge
Park to pick up race materials, get psyched, and had a good time at the Brooklyn
Half Pre-Party presented by New Balance.
There was plenty of energy, including music curated by Baeblemusic, DJ's, and
fitness classes run by New York Health and Racquet Club. Runners got their
participant T-shirts and bibs and enjoyed authentic Brooklyn food, drinks, and
For more info about the Brooklyn Half, click HERE
For more info about NYRR, click HERE
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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.