June 29, 2011

Luke Temple :: Don't Act Like You Don't Care

Don't Act Like You Don't Care may have been recorded at the same time as Here We Go Magic's debut LP, but the album, once referred to as the "Country Record," is a far cry from the hazy dream world of songs like "Fangala" and "Tunnelvision." Temple, inspired by jazz recording engineer Rudy Vangelder's early work with Blue Note Records, recorded the songs to a 4-track in two 4-hour sessions with a handful of friends and microphones. The result is a warm, intimate, and playful collection of songs that prove more instantly rewarding than anything Temple has concocted as Here We Go Magic. Channeling characters like Fats Domino and Harry Nilsson, Temple's songwriting and voice are driven to the forefront here, feeling as timeless and confident as ever. From the microphone static that coats the solo acoustic guitar sung "Ballad For Dick George" to the 4/4 electric piano-driven jaunt "More Than Muscle" and irresistible bluegrass-tinged "Ophelia," Don't Act Like You Don't Care often sounds like a lost bit of dusty attic or thrift store found treasure—a freshly dusted-off surprise that this fan can't wait to play again and again.

Don't Act Like You Don't Care is out August 16th via Western Vinyl

Luke Temple - "Ophelia" (from Don't Act Like You Don't Care)

Luke Temple

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