Before the show season hits a halt and lets us settle into the Holiday season, we should all take advantage of the great traveling acts still coming to our fair city. One such act, who’ve always done well here, is Here We Go Magic; they come into town to play at The Sidewinder tomorrow night at 6:30 PM. The group comes into town supporting their latest release, Be Small, which has been well received far and wide. It focuses on the gentle building of pop structures within the confines of Luke Temple’s mind, always sounding elaborate and ornate simultaneously. Joining them will be Brooklyn’s Big Thief and local up-and-comers Cross Record; I promise you that Cross Record will be the band on everyone’s lips next year, if they aren’t already. Show is $12 HERE, with doors at 6:30 PM…so you can get home and get some sleep.
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I was just talking to someone this weekend about Here We Go Magic and how the band almost seems like a local product with how much they are in town and how much we all love them. Somehow the band has managed to stay popular, relevant, and evolve their sound over the years while we continue to support. I’m excited today to be sharing this new single from the band called “Tokyo London US Korea”. To me, it’s rather impressive how much the band has grown up and matured since their beginnings.
Be Small is out on October 16th via Secretly Canadian.
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It’s been an interesting progression for Here We Go Magic. They had a lot of success with their initial sound, blending elements of folk with psychedelic flare (before it was cool). But, as of late, it looks like Luke Temple has cleaned up his approach, providing the band with a more delicate touch. You can still hear elements of the atmospheric flourishes leaking into this song, especially during the perceived chorus (it has a cool J Spacemen feel if you’re into that), but by and large the song seems held back to a certain degree. I’m really interested to hear what all of Be Small sounds like when its released by Secretly Canadian on October 16th.
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So Here We Go Magic have finally announced their return to the music scene with a new album and by sharing this robust and snappy single, “Falling,” from that upcoming record. This newest effort from the crew is called Be Small, and it’s slated for release on October 16th via Secretly Canadian. If the sound of this new single is any indication of the caliber of tracks on said record, then it looks like we’re in for a treat. “Falling,” starts out like other Here We Go Magic tracks, as the band tends to build layer atop layer of sound; synths waft in and out and the multiple vocals blend together to create an electro pop dimensionality to the indie pop. What I’m most digging about this track though, is the break down into the real end jam at the 2:20 mark of the song where you really just want to get up out of your chair and dance along. Check out the new song and it’s official video below.