Those of you who follow Luke Temple are most likely aware that the Austin-based label Western Vinyl is set to release Temple’s new project/band Here We Go Magic’s debut LP next month (following J. Tillman’s excellent Vacilando Territory Blues). If you keep up with my Friday SIRIUS show, you know this has been in heavy rotation the past few weeks. Oh, and you’ll be hearing this a lot in the next couple of months, but do look for Temple and co. at SXSW in March.
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Last year, The Tallest Man On Earth’s debut full-length, Shallow Grave, made my short list of ’08s folk leaning releases. Like the debut S/T EP, Kristian Matsson’s finger-picking and plaintive vocals dictate the LP’s flow — alternately swerving between growl, yelp, and warble, not unlike a Swedish accent-inflected Donovan.