Luke Temple
Both-And
Native Cat Recordings
/
2019
LP
18.59
NC008LP / Includes Download Code
incl. art print
CD
8.99/14.69
NC008CD
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Tracklist
1(O) 1:46
2Don't Call me Windy 3:40
3Wounded Brightness 4:18
4(D) 2:05
5Given Our Good Life 5:58
6Taking Chances 4:01
7Empty Promises 3:56
8Henry in Forever Phases 3:57
9200,000,000 Years of Fucking 5:13
10Least Of Me 4:32
11(A) 1:47
12Walking Iris 4:09

Luke Temple’s Both-And was made during the winter and spring of 2018. It’s a record best put on and not directly listened to. Sweep your floor, do your dishes, let the thwack of your hard heels while you’r’e walking to get your laundry become a wood block too loud in the mix. It’s a record much like a day, things come and go, sometimes heavy, sometimes light, sometimes with poetic continuity and sometimes with abrupt groundlessness.

Both-And is a record encompassing both the beautiful and the jarring, both the bright pop-hooks of Temple’s work with Here We Go Magic and a thrilling experimental bent with songs looking directly at living within time passing. At times it’s as if a Talk Talk live recording session floated afterwards into a Buenos Aires square in springtime, with ecstatic nods to the West Marin landscape where Temple resides throughout.

“ ‘Wounded Brightness,’ the lead single from Temple’s forthcoming album Both-And, refracts his earliest Sufjan Stevens-meets-Timothy Leary freak-folk through a mature, bossa nova prism.” -Paste

“His voice is both whispery and confident, raspy and smooth, close and distant — essentially placing him alongside other entrancing singer-songwriters like Alexi Murdoch or José González.” -Consequence of Sound