Luke Temple is finishing up his East Coast tour with his band that includes Here We Go Magic bandmate, Eliot Krimsky (also of Glass Ghost), Mike Johnson of Dirty Projectors, and Brian Bentancourt of Hospitality. Announced today via BrooklynVegan, Luke will playing shows at Union Pool for the first three Tuesdays of the December and he has brought some friends along with him.
DANIEL CARTER//AUSTIN VAUGHN
SAM OWENS (of Celestial Shore)
STEVE MARION (of Delicate Steve)
ADAM SCHATZ (of Man Man)
JEREMY GUSTIN AND INDIGO STREET (of Delicate Steve)
RYAN SEATON (of Callers)
Read more below to get buy links for Good Mood Fool and see dates for Luke Temple’s tour.
The new solo album, Good Mood Fool, by Here We Go Magic‘s Luke Temple is now available in the US.
Today the new video for “Florida” premiered on My Old Kentucky Blog! The video, which was featured in VEVO‘s Indie Wednesday showcase, is directed by Kris Moyes who has worked with Grizzly Bear, Kirin J Callinan, Sia, and more. Watch the video above or on VEVO here and then read Luke’s artist statement on the video.
On the video, Temple has released the following artist statement:
“There have been 70,000+ deaths related to the Mexican drug cartels since 2006.
The Unites States is, by far, the largest market for cocaine use in the world with roughly 16% of its population using the drug.
New Zealand is second at roughly 4%
Mexico itself hovers around 2%.
They supply it, we buy it.
Being a musician I have been around my share of the stuff and can say that there is an absolute disconnect from the reality of what is being supported by the purchase of cocaine.
Our privilege and relative comfort can make it hard to look outside of our immediate gratification.
It seems almost impossible to exist without being an indirect aid to the exploitation of those less fortunate but we can at least start with the glaringly obvious.
It’s absolutely not worth just being able to party for another few hours.”
Click read more for links to stream Luke’s new album in full on HypeMachine, pre-order links for the new album, and a list of Luke’s tour dates starting next Monday night for his album release show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.
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We know you loved “Katie”, the first song released from Luke Temple‘s new album, Good Mood Fool, and today we give you yet another beautiful, soulful gem from the Here We Go Magic singer gone solo!