Luke Temple – “Wounded Brightness”

We haven’t heard much from Here We Go Magic since 2015’s Be Small, but frontman Luke Temple has maintained a steady flow of music into the world. In recent memory, Temple produced Adrianne Lenker’s solo album abysskiss, released a 2016 solo album called A Hand Through The Cellar Door, and spun off a separate solo project under the name Art Feynman.

Now Temple has a new album on the way under his own name again. Slated for August, it’s called Both-And. Lead single “Wounded Brightness” unravels delicately, evoking bucolic bliss. Acoustic guitar, whisper-quiet bossa nova percussion, and Temple’s vocals warm the body like beams of sun after a chilly breeze. Eventually, the song’s soft keyboard sounds swell and burst, floating under a scrum of rapid drumming, ending abruptly. Suspenseful!

Listen to “Wounded Brightness” below.

01 “(O)”
02 “Don’t Call Me Windy”
03 “Wounded Brightness”
04 “(D)”
05 “Given Our Good Life”
06 “Taking Chances”
07 “Empty Promises”
08 “Henry In Forever Phases”
09 “200,000,000 Years Of Fucking”
10 “Least Of Me”
11 “(A)”
12 “Walking Iris”


09/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
09/10 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
09/11 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
09/13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
09/15 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch
09/16 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie
09/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
all dates with Meernaa

Both-And is out 9/13 via Native Cat. Pre-order it here.

CREDIT: Steve Keros