Temples – “Certainty”

Temples, a band of four young British men with elaborate haircuts, made themselves famous two years ago with Sun Structures, an album of big, expansive, festival-friendly psych-rock. They’ve lately been at work on an as-yet-unannounced sophomore album, and they just unveiled its first single today. The new song is called “Certainty,” and it has a streaky, synthy sense of uplift to it. Frontman James Bagshaw says in a press release that he wanted to give the song “an eerie, early Disney vibe,” but it mostly sounds like early MGMT. You can hear it below.

News of Temples’ sophomore album should be coming down the pike soon, and they’ll tour North America this fall. Here are the dates:

10/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
10/14 Joshua Tree @ Desert Daze
10/15 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/17 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
10/18 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
10/21 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10/22 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/23 Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar
10/24 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/26 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/27 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
10/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/29 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

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