Earlier this summer, Here We Go Magic released Pigeons— a record heavy in a certain new wave dreaminess and experimental twang, like the opening line of the album’s first single, “Collector”, which succeeds in almost fooling us into believing we’re listening to a Fiery Furnaces song until, of course, a third syllable breaks loose.
It’s a bit of a different sound from what we’re used to hearing from the folk-infused orchestral pop favorites, but we’re not disappointed. And considering the first LP was recorded by Luke Temple all on his own before setting a full band in concrete, we’re not surprised either. Here We Go Magic are on a road to discovery, holding hands united down a path of decisions that will surely lead to a sound which grows with each release. Personally, we’re excited for them, not to mention ourselves as we reap the benefits of a band that’s nothing less than extraordinarily capable.
Besides, everyone I know is still pretty obsessed with “Fangela” so at least there’s a worst scenario.
Here We Go Magic will be playing with The Love Language at Bowery Ballroom on October 13th and we’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky reader! Just comment below for your chance to win, and be sure to check out the video for “Collector” after the jump…