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Art Feynman announces new album ‘Half Price at 3:30’ out June 26 on Western Vinyl

April 5, 2020
Art Feynman by Aubrey Trinnaman
Art Feynman
Announces new album
Half Price at 3:30

Out June 26 on Western Vinyl

The FADER premieres the video for
lead single “I’m Gonna Miss Your World”

Art Feynman (aka accomplished recording artist and producer Luke Temple) announces the upcoming album Half Price at 3:30, due for release on June 26, 2020 via Western Vinyl. As Feynman, Temple uses his dual persona like a needle and thread to stitch art pop, Nigerian highlife, worldbeat, and other less-heard genres into a musical quilt that displays his unmistakable guile and eccentric songcraft.

With the announcement comes the release of “I’m Gonna Miss Your World” the album’s lead single and “a groovy number about missing someone and all the things that surround them,” says Temple. The single is accompanied by a stop-animation video premiered by The FADER and directed by Caroline Sallee aka musician Caroline Says, who shares this about the video’s creation: “I made this video during the first two weeks of quarantining. I think the lighthearted nature of it was my way of trying to stay positive during an unthinkably scary time.”

Half Price at 3:30 is the pinnacle of Temple’s unique ability to make songs that side-smile while pointing out the emotional sinkholes that whirl beneath the most overlooked, seemingly commonplace scenarios.  Temple, or rather Feynman, is able to see the bizarre in the banal, and on Half Price he lends us his decoder glasses so we might glimpse it for ourselves. As effortlessly as he inhabits his Art Feynman character he also slips into the lives of other personalities both living and fictional, spinning lyrical vignettes of off kilter human interest.

Where previous entries in the Luke Temple discography– including his well-liked former group Here We Go Magic— have utilized organic timbres even while sailing far from the guitar-and-drums shore, Half Price sees him employing drum machines, slightly glossier production, and even autotune with a tasteful balance that suggests these tools have been in his kit all along. The result affectionately evokes guerrilla recording predecessors like Francis Bebey, Arthur Russell, and Haruomi Hosono in musicological detail, yet it’s Temple’s hard-won creative voice that resounds over top of it all facing Half Price forward instead of nostalgically backward.
 

Pre-Order Half Price at 3:30, out June 26 on Western Vinyl

Half Price at 3:30 Tracklisting:

  1. Dtime
  2. Taking On Hollywood
  3. China Be Better
  4. Ideal Drama
  5. The Physical Life Of Marilyn
  6. I’m Gonna Miss Your World
  7. Night Flower
  8. Not My Guy
  9. Emancipate Your Love Life
  10. Nancy Are You Hiding In Your Work
  11. I Can Dream

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