Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple Reveals New Solo Album
Published May 18, 2011Hazy New York rockers Here We Go Magic may have just released The January EP last week, but band leader Luke Temple already has another record on the horizon. Interestingly, the singer's next set is a solo album he wrote and recorded three years ago at the same time as Here We Go Magic's self-titled debut. Though his band is still hitting it hard, Temple's solo songs are finally getting their chance to shine.
A press release explains that Temple's third solo set, Don't Act Like You Don't Care, focuses on his "songwriting and evocative tenor." Though conceived at the same time as Here We Go Magic, the album comes off a little more rustic than Here We Go Magic's space jams. Don't Act Like You Don't Care was in fact once dubbed "The Country Record."
The folk pop record was recorded quickly by Temple and friends -- including Here We Go Magic guitarist Michael Bloch and Antony & the Johnsons drummer Parker Kindred, among others -- in two four-hour sessions using just three microphones and a four-track recorder. Regardless, the songsmith managed to craft a number of gorgeous tunes in that time, from heartbreaking ballads like "So Long, So Long" and "Ballad for Dick George" to jaunty pop songs like "Ophelia" and "In The Open." Check out the tracklisting below.
After three years of waiting, Don't Act Like You Don't Care finally sees its release August 16 on Western Vinyl.
Don't Act Like You Don't Care:
1. "In The Open"
2. "More Than Muscle"
3. "How Could I Lie"
4. "Weekend Warrior"
6. "Ballad for Dick George"
7. "So Long, So Long"
8. "You Belong To Heaven"
9. "Luck Part"