– SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘CAN’T STAND IT’
– DEBUT ALBUM ‘BLAST OFF THROUGH THE WICKER’ OUT JULY 14TH VIA WESTERN VINYL
Singer/songwriter/musician, Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic) releases Blast Off Through the Wicker, his new project under the alias Art Feynman out this Friday, July 14 on Western Vinyl and today he is sharing new single ‘Can’t Stand It’.
Luke Temple invented Here We Go Magic when he started working with Western Vinyl in 2009, and has returned to the label reinventing himself as Art Feynman (named after Arthur Russell and Richard Feynman).
Luke moved from New York to the beautiful northern California coastal town of Point Reyes to create this endearing collection of songs that capture the ear with warm-yet-clear cassette aesthetics and spot-on musicianship, which points lovingly to Feynman’s deep and varied influences.
Blast Off Through the Wicker documents Art Feynman looking for life in the lifeless, questioning what it means to be living. There is a calm, disciplined pocket to be felt in everything Feynman does; krautrock slink, staccato bounce, and pentatonic bursts of Nigerian Highlife fuzz pour on the temporal canvas with unquestionable ease, never falling in the wrong place. Even more admirable is, that his “canvas” is a four-track tape recorder, and that Blast Off features no loops or drum machines despite its aesthetically faithful motorik and afrobeat underpinnings. Nowhere is this fact more surprising than on album standout ‘Slow Down’ which pulses along infectiously with a crunchy backbeat, and deftly arpeggiating bass lines that are so locked-in that it would be hard to fault an unknowing ear for assuming the whole thing is tediously programmed.
There are gentler sides to Blast Off that conjure the spacey tenderness of Arthur Russell inventively and respectfully, without adopting their muse’s palette wholesale. In this regard Blast Off is an endearing collection of songs that capture the ear with warm-yet-clear cassette aesthetics and spot-on musicianship, both of which form an angle that points lovingly to Feynman’s deep and varied influences. Make no mistake– this one truly is alive.
Pre-order ‘Blast Off Through The Wicker’ – http://westernvinyl.com/shop/wv162
‘Blast Off Through The Wicker’ artwork:
‘Blast Off Through The Wicker’ track list:
1. Eternity in Pictures
2. Slow Down
3. Can’t Stand It
4. Feeling Good About Feeling Good
5. Two Minor
6. Win Win
7. Hot Night Jeremiah
8. I Rain You Thunder
9. Party Line
10. Small House Blues
Tour Dates with Lætitia Sadier:
08/04 Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
08/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
08/06 Washington, DC @ DC9
08/08 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
08/09 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
08/10 Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records
08/11 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
08/12 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
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