Here We Go Magic Plays Tonight at The Parish
You may have heard this story before, but it’s worth repeating. It’s the kind of tale that any band might appreciate.
According to Here We Go Magic frontman Luke Temple, it started as a less-than-desirable situation – playing an early-morning slot at the 2010 Glastonbury Music Festival. Usually, at that time of day, the crowds are small and no one’s really paying attention, but the band was ready to go. And it was a good thing they were because of two rather distinctive fans in the audience: Thom Yorke and longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.
Temple recognized them and just about jumped out of his skin. This unexpected sighting would also be the catalyst for making the band’s third full-length, A Different Ship. Godrich offered to work with them. It was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Granted, much has been said about the production values of their latest release, which is obviously more polished and precise compared to Temple’s earlier, more experimental recordings running rampant. But the band remains true to its style – multi-layered, multi-faceted idiosyncratic pop drawing on progressive and folk-psych.
Here We Go Magic makes a stop in Austin for a show tonight at The Parish, 214 E. 6th St. Opening the show are local indie-rock bands Hundred Visions and Moonlight Gram. Doors open at 8 p.m. Do check it out.