In the winter Luke Temple moved into a cottage, a small one, in upstate New York. The snow fell quietly. He had frozen blueberries and bread and eggs and Coors Original. He sang and drank and played and drank and ate and shoveled snow and when the snow melted and the roads cleared he had his friends. Eliot Krimsky of Glass Ghost (keyboards) and Mike Johnson of Dirty Projectors (drums) dug into Luke's hut and together they built a fire. Luke called it Good Mood Fool.

Luke Temple Hosts Residency Series at Union Pool, On Tour Now

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.

MEMS (5) – (Ofir Ganon and Greg Sarnier of Deerhoof)
CHRIS BEAR (of Grizzly Bear)

SAM OWENS (of Celestial Shore)
STEVE MARION (of Delicate Steve)

ADAM SCHATZ (of Man Man)
RYAN SEATON (of Callers)

Read more below to get buy links for Good Mood Fool and see dates for Luke Temple’s tour.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Luke Temple ‘Good Mood Fool’ Out Now

The new solo album, Good Mood Fool, by Here We Go Magic‘s Luke Temple is now available in the US.

Read more below to get buy links for Good Mood Fool, see dates for Luke Temple’s tour, and watch the beautiful video for “Florida” by director Kris Moyes.
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ALBUM STREAM // Luke Temple Releases New Video For “Florida” On MOKB, New Album ‘Good Mood Fool’ Streaming Now on HypeMachine

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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LISTEN // Luke Temple Releases New Single “Florida”, New US Tour Dates Announced

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!

Listen to Luke’s second offering from Good Mood Fool, “Florida” ABOVE or on YouTube HERE.
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Katie by Luke Temple



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