Here We Go Magic
Here We Go Magic began as a dreamy bedroom chamber-folk experiment, but on their second release, leader Luke Temple emerges with a full-on band, unfurling rich harmonies and sharp-elbowed melodies over Peter Hale's antsy, inventive drumming. The tunes are less straightforwardly catchy than before, woozy waltz "Bottom Feeder" notwithstanding. But the energy and spirit of invention keep it interesting: See the abstract vocal-percussion jam "Vegetable or Native," a playful revival of Soft Machine-style art rock.
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