If you didn’t get the chance to see Here We Go Magic the first time around, here is your chance! Not only are they heading back to Europe, they’ll also venture to Australia. Upon returning to the States, HWGM will join Andrew Bird for a number of dates in the fall and finally end their journey in Mexico City at Corona Fest. It’s all in support of their critically acclaimed album, A Different Ship, released in May of this year. You can stream “Make Up Your Mind” HERE. Then watch the Sean Pecknold-directed video for “How Do I Know” HERE.
Bowlegs Music, who recently gave A Different Ship an 8.5, calling it“a superbly refreshing album – musically exciting and lyrically rich, it’s a brilliant exploration of self-perception and its occasional mismatch in time,” shares a wonderfully intimate video of Here We Go Magic at their Resident Records in-store. Perched on the checkout counter with guitars in hand, the gang perform “Alone But Moving,” off their newly released album, A Different Ship, which you can purchase HERE. It’s quite a special performance. Watch above.
Want more video of Here We Go Magic performing live? Of course you do! Watch them perform “How Do I Know” and “Make Up Your Mind” for Bandstand Busking!
“It’s really nice to hear an album that grows on you, and makes you want it to by the fact that you feel you haven’t got all it has to offer on your first go with it.” – Bark Music
“At times full of nervous vigour, at others letting itself fall blindly backwards into honeyed daydream, A Different Ship has a life and character all of its own.” – Drowned In Sound
“The track’s limitless replay value is indicative of the album as a whole, and with new details revealed with each subsequent listen A Different Ship is another exciting chapter in the story of a band who continue to improve with every release.” – The Quietus
While driving along Route 70 in Ohio today, Here We Go Magic passed a hitchhiker who just happened to be THE John Waters. Hitchhiking is not a rare event for Waters, who in a recent interview said, “I do still hitchhike – it’s a great way to meet people, and to have sex. I’ve hitchhiked in Baltimore, Provincetown, San Francisco – what, people don’t hitchhike in Australia?” The band is currently making their way towards Bloomington, Indiana for a show at The Bishop tonight. Perhaps Waters will join? Guess you’ll have to be there to find out!
Here We Go Magic’s A Different Ship is officially out today! You can purchase your copy online from SC Distribution and still get the blue vinyl, pick up a copy at your local record store or grab one from the band themselves at one of their upcoming shows. See all their tour dates HERE. Listen to “How Do I Know” and “Make Up Your Mind,” both from the new album, below and head over to The A.V. Club to stream the album in its entirety.
Did you happen to see the Sean Pecknold-directed video for HWGM’s “How Do I Know”? Watch it now, why don’t yah? It features a dancing robot.
“With A Different Ship, Here We Go Magic has clearly and undeniably arrived at the port of entry to indie rock’s pantheon of top shelf acts – an utterly shattering release that anyone who likes forward-thinking music must have.” – PopMatters
“Here We Go Magic loves the way a pattern promises the stability and control that Mr. Temple’s lyrics are never sure of…The album discreetly shows off the band’s meticulous virtuosity; its patterns are played, not programmed.” – The New York Times
“Played live these songs will metastasise into expansive jams, and will sound great when they do, but here and now they’re sharp, disciplined, and seriously compelling.” – BBC
Portmeirion, UK - Festival No. 6
Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic
Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Big Thief
Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle w/ Big Thief
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ Big Thief
Somerville, MA - Cuisine en Locale w/ Big Thief
Montreal, QC - Divan Orange w/ Big Thief
Ground Control Touring - Jim Romeo
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