It’s been a big year for Here We Go Magic following the release of their much celebrated self-titled debut (Western Vinyl), and now they have their sights firmly set on 2010 with a new album, a new record label, and an ever expanding sound. Having just signed to Secretly Canadian, the band is targeting Spring of 2010 to release their highly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s breakthrough record.
The band have spent much of the year on the road touring with indie giants including Grizzly Bear and are currently supporting The Walkmen before playing Austin City Limits.
Here We Go Magic are also hard at work recording the self-produced sophomore album in a house they’ve commandeered in upstate New York, and while the first record was the result of Luke Temple getting creative in his bedroom, this release is a fully fledged team effort.
With an eye towards 2010 the band is looking forward to expanding their audience as their unique sound continues to permeate throughout the indie
“It ripples with high-speed harp arpeggios that undulate like a centipede’s legs in an unearthly electronic jungle. Magic indeed”.
“Temple’s delicately high-pitched voice– situated him firmly in the realm of borderline-precious indie folkies like Sufjan Stevens and Danielson, Here We Go Magic works with a different form of alchemy. Four-tracked and supposedly cut in “a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording,” the album filters Temple’s psychedelic muse through a much more muted palette: hazy electronic textures, endlessly-spiraling lyrical loops, occasional forays into extended sections of ambience and noise”.
NPR Song Of The Day For “Tunnelvision”
it’s hard not to get lost in Here We Go Magic’s guitars, which provide a steady pulse at the same time they drench the song in reverb and delay. By roughly the three-minute mark â€” around the time Temple sings, “Anything is possible” â€” “Tunnelvision” has become engrossing to the point of hypnosis. Which, given the band’s name, makes a lot of sense.
“…His high-pitched voice recalls a young Graham Nash by way of Elliott Smith……has enough understated soul to give Conor Oberst a run for his money.” â€“