- "People Do"*
- "The Owl Song"
- "Lucky Part"
*featuring the Mountain Stage band
Luke Temple supported himself by painting murals in private apartments in New York.
Luke Temple grew up in Manchester, Mass., and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He became disenchanted with the visual-arts scene upon moving to New York, though his background remains apparent upon hearing the vivid imagery and colorful texture of his compositions. His high and passionate voice recalls a bit of Jeff Buckley and Sufjan Stevens, if they were singing indie-pop nursery rhymes.
Temple's latest CD, 2007's Snowbeast, was recorded on an old eight-track machine in his Brooklyn apartment. He performs two songs here with the Mountain Stage band, who he calls "quick learners"; the group had rehearsed the songs prior to the show, but had just met Temple that afternoon.