In a lush haze of Afro-pop beats and psychedelic warbling, Brooklyn's Here We Go Magic creates powerful soundscapes. Fronted by singer-songwriter Luke Temple, the group's sound is bolstered by eclectic instrumentation and Temple's introspective tenor. The band's self-titled debut was produced over a two-month period, during which Temple messed around with a 4-track, recording stream-of-consciousness vocals in his bedroom. The disc's colorful swirl of synthesizers and guitars ranges from electronic folk to psychedelia to lo-fi acoustic.
Even before Here We Go Magic made its debut, blogs were buzzing with anticipation; since the album was released, many critics have hailed Here We Go Magic as one of 2009's most promising newcomers. The band is set to begin touring with fellow its fellow Brooklynites in Grizzly Bear, starting in late May.