I initially avoided listening to Here We Go Magic on account of their terrible name, and then because of the promo blurb sticker with endorsements from Sufjan Stevens and Rolling Stone, citing Conor Oberst (because I do not dig on Sufjan, Bright Eyes, or Rolling Stone). My man Mark (whose blog is awesome, click on his name to check it out) persuaded me it was worth a spin, though, and lo and behold, it’s way better than I imagined.
What we have here is first-class producer’s pop from a dude’s bedroom, destined to appeal to fans of such disparate musics as: Panda Bear, Caribou, Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, Women, Studio, Arthur Russell, and Peter Bjorn & John. The press kit would also like you to think of Graceland and Remain In Light, which I’d say is pushing it a little, but not too off-base. The album's short (and a bunch of it is just slightly pointless noise-drone instrumentals), but if Luke Temple (that's the dude's name) keeps developing, I don't think he's going to stay unknown for long.