During SXSW I caught a very brief set by Here We Go Magic, and though I was only able to hear a few songs I really dug their whole vibe. Luckily I'll be able to see them at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this year, and it doesn't matter who their time slot competes with because I'm not going to miss a second of this one. Here's a little band bio from ACL:
"At its heart, Here We Go Magic’s self-titled debut — released this year by the Austin label Western Vinyl — is really just another Temple solo record, in that he recorded all of the album’s Afro-beat pop gems and lo-fi psychedelic freak outs on his own.Here We Go Magic were featured on Daytrotter earlier this week, and the session includes a new, unreleased song called "Collector." Find out more about the song, read a review, and hear the rest of the session at Daytrotter.com.
But live, Here We Go Magic becomes something else entirely: an honest to goodness band, with Temple joined onstage by friends Peter Hale, Mike Bloch, AJ Lambert and Kristina Lieberson.
For his next trick, Temple just might squeeze the whole gang into his home studio and make a full band record. Until then, Here We Go Magic literally has to be seen to be believed."
single day ticket for Sunday if you want to see these guys at ACL. If you like to keep it intimate, try to find your way into their sold-out show with Grizzly Bear at the Parish next month.