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!
Today we present a pretty sweet gift to Luke Temple and Curtis Mayfield fans alike. Listen to Luke Temple and Here We Go Magic bandmate, Eliot Krimsky (also of Glass Ghost) cover Curtis Mayfield‘s “Suffer” ABOVE or on YouTube HERE.
The cover, originally part of Temple’s live show, is an appropriate preview of Luke’s new solo album, Good Mood Fool out October 15th. The new album shows Temple at his most minimalistic utilizing only his voice, a drum machine, a bass guitar, and a Juno-1 synth to produce the soulful and sultry sounds of his fifth solo album.
On the song, Temple says, “It’s nice to remind – and in some cases introduce – an amazing song to people. Curtis makes your heart sing even if it’s a song about regret.”
To celebrate the new album, Temple will play a special album release show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on October 14th!
Washington, DC - DC9 w/ The Cave Singers
Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle w/ The Cave Singers
Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle w/ Tennis, Pure Bathing Culture
Tampa, FL - New World Brewery
Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater w/ Belle and Sebastian
Orlando, FL - House of Blues w/ Belle and Sebastian
Gainesville, FL - High Dive w/ Belle and Sebastian