Perhaps the greatest thing about the Internet is that it has allowed us to reconnect with lost mates, or uncover hidden gems in the music realm…and perhaps that’s what we’re getting with this reissue from Manchester act Vee VV. Below we have one of the band’s earliest singles (1983), offering up a choppy post-punk vibe; I love how the guitar cuts across the bouncing bass line, while that matter of fact vocal delivery is always sharp. It sort of reminds me of pop version of Gang of Four…that is until they start to explore with their musicianship in the song’s latter half, settling back in for a final groove to the close. Like post-punk? Like Factory Records (Tunnelvision and Section 25 in particular)? Then you’ll want to keep an eye on EDILS, as they’ll be handling the band’s reissue in early 2019…but the single is available this week!
Before their sold out show at the Parish, ATH stopped by End of an Ear in Austin on Tuesday for an intimate in-store performance by Brooklyn band Here we go Magic. Shortly after the set, we had the chance to sit down with founding member Luke Temple to ask him a few questions about his newly formed band. We talk about what it’s been like touring with Grizzly Bear, the future of his band, and tons more interesting tidbits. Follow the jump to read our full interview with Luke Temple.
Usually solo artist Luke Temple recently formed a group with some of his Brooklyn friends called Here We Go Magic. The band is planning to release their debut self-titled LP on Feb. 24th via our local record label Western Vinyl. First single “Tunnelvision” can be found below. It’s getting heavy play around the ATH offices.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/here-we-go-magic-tunnelvision.mp3]
Download: Here We Go Magic – Tunnelvision [MP3]