Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Luke Temple Announces US Tour W/ CANT || "Don't Act Like You Don't Care" Out Now On Western Vinyl

US Tour Dates With CANT
10/18 - Chicago, IL / Lincoln Hall
10/19 - Detroit, MI / Magic Stick
10/21 - Toronto, ON / Garrison
10/22 - Montréal, QC / Cabaret du Mile-End

10/24 - Cambridge, MA / Middle East
10/25 - New York, NY / Bowery Ballroom
10/27 - Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda's
10/28 - Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel
Before the success of his group Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple worked full-time as a plasterer.  At nights after work, he spent his hours crafting what would become Here We Go Magic's self-titled debut.  During the days he wrote a completely different set of songs in his head.  The resulting record Don't Act Like You Don't Care shines with clarity and daylight, in contrast to Here We Go Magic's hazy aquatic debut.
After recording two critically acclaimed solo records for Mill Pond (2005, 2007) Temple's work still hadn't garnered much attention from the record-buying public.  Frustrated, but not defeated, he focused his creative energy into the writing of two amazing, but completely different records.  Initially referred to as "The Country Record," Don't Act Like You Don't Care was shelved due to the success of Here We Go Magic's self-titled debut.  Now, three years later, we're finally able to offer this incredible collection of folk-pop songs.
Unlike the Here We Go Magic record, Don't Act Like You Don't Care focuses on Temple's songwriting and evocative tenor.  From heartbreaking ballads like "So Long, So Long" and "Ballad for Dick George" to jaunty pop gems like "Ophelia" and "In The Open" you'll become fast friends with these songs that continue to satisfy after hundreds of listens.
Inspired by Rudy Vangelder's early Blue Note recordings, Temple and friends recorded the songs in two 4-hour sessions using just three microphones and a 4-track recorder.  Temple is fortunate to have some amazingly talented friends with Eliot Krimsky ( shines with clarity and daylight, in contrast to Here We Go Magic's hazy aquatic debut. Glass Ghost) on synths, Tyler Wood on piano, Parker Kindred (Antony and the Johnsons, Jeff Buckley) on drums, Michael Bloch (Here We Go Magic) on guitar, and Adam Chilenski on bass.



“Temple's songwriting and voice are driven to the forefront here, feeling as timeless and confident as ever.”

"Temple's burgeoning confidence in his lyrics are apparent on the beautifully mournful "Ballad for Dick George””
Under The Radar Mag
“The result is a warm, intimate, and playful collection of songs that prove more instantly rewarding than anything Temple has concocted as Here We Go Magic.”
Everybody Taste

“The off-kilter rhythms and fantastically lo-fi production are a joy”
The Line of Best Fit
“The songwriting here is of a splendid stripe throughout”
Drowned in Sound

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