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WATCH // New Video for Here We Go Magic’s “Hard To Be Close”

Premiering today at Stereogum, the new Here We Go Magic video is the most recent work to come our way from long-time HWGM collaborators, filmmakers Nat Livingston Johnson & Gregory Mitnick of Peking. It’s for the single “Hard To Be Close,” off HWGM’s A Different Ship. Starring Chuck Stern of NYC Public Access show Roboshithead, the video follows three dudes (and their emotional rollercoaster) through a millenia of being stuck in an elevator. Enjoy above.

Here We Go Magic head back out on tour later this month with a free (with RSVP) show at Brooklyn Bowl. After a few dates on the East Coast, they’ll head to the Midwest for Midpoint Music Festival and to also tour with Andrew Bird. See all dates below.

 
TOUR DATES:
09/18/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
09/20/12 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East w/ Vetiver, Habibi
09/22/12 – Buffalo, NY – The Buck
09/23/12 – Toronto, ON - Garrison w/ Cousins
09/25/12 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
09/26/12 – Madison, WI – Overture Center*
09/27/12 – Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09/29/12 – Lexington, KY – Singletary Center for the Arts*
09/30/12 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre*
10/01/12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel*
10/02/12 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre*
10/03/12 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Royale Barcade
10/04/12 – Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre *
10/05/12 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre*
10/06/12 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall*
10/08/12 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater*
10/09/12 – Tampa, FL - Straz Center for the Performing Arts*
10/10/12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando*
10/12/12 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston*
10/14/12 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Music Festival
10/26/12 – Big Sur, CA – Fernwood Resort, Fernwood Tavern – Communion in the Redwoods
10/30/12 – London, UK – Dingwalls
11/01/12 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix
11/03/12 – Nantes, FR – Soy Festival @ Le Chateau des ducs de Bretagne
11/04/12 – Toulouse, FR – Le Connexion Cafe
11/05/12 – Bordeaux, FR – I Boat
11/06/12 – Paris, FR – Festival Les Inrocks @ La Trianon
11/07/12 – Strasbourg, FR – Festival Musique Volantes @ Le Hall des Chars
11/08/12 – Metz, FR – Festival Musiques Volantes @ Les Trinitaires
11/10/12 – Zurich, CH – Viadukt
11/11/12 – Munich, DE – 59:1
11/12/12 – Berlin, DE - Comet Club
11/14/12 – Cologne, DE - Werkstatt
11/15/12 – Antwerp, DE – Arenbergschouwburg
11/16/12 – The Hague, NL – Crossing Border

* = Andrew Bird

WATCH: Here We Go Magic Perform for WNYE’s The Alternate Side, Plus Gorgeous Photos of the Band Live in Paris

Currently on a brief break from touring, Here We Go Magic made some time to stop in at WNYE for a live session on The Alternate Side. Luke, Michael and Pete are joined by new members of their touring band, Eliot Krimsky and Brian Bettancourt, for a four-song performance of tracks you’ll recognize from their latest release, A Different Ship. Watch “I Believe In Action” above and head to TAS for more videos and an interview with the band, which also airs this Friday, August 24 on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT.

It’s such a treat for a SC artist to play Paris, as we can always count on photographer Helene Peruzzaro to provide the best live photos. She caught Here We Go Magic at their Le Trabendo show earlier this year. You’ll find the gorgeous photos at Hartzine.

Here We Go Magic head back out on the road in September for US dates supporting Andrew Bird. They will then head back to Europe for shows throughout November. Dates and ticket links HERE.

Here We Go Magic Announce Tour Dates with Andrew Bird

Here We Go Magic at Ebisu Hall, Tokyo

If you didn’t get the chance to see Here We Go Magic the first time around, here is your chance! Not only are they heading back to Europe, they’ll also venture to Australia. Upon returning to the States, HWGM will join Andrew Bird for a number of dates in the fall and finally end their journey in Mexico City at Corona Fest. It’s all in support of their critically acclaimed album, A Different Ship, released in May of this year. You can stream “Make Up Your Mind” HERE. Then watch the Sean Pecknold-directed video for “How Do I Know” HERE.

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Here We Go Magic Perform “Alone But Moving” at Resident Records

Bowlegs Music, who recently gave A Different Ship an 8.5, calling it“a superbly refreshing album – musically exciting and lyrically rich, it’s a brilliant exploration of self-perception and its occasional mismatch in time,” shares a wonderfully intimate video of Here We Go Magic at their Resident Records in-store. Perched on the checkout counter with guitars in hand, the gang perform “Alone But Moving,” off their newly released album, A Different Ship, which you can purchase HERE. It’s quite a special performance. Watch above.

Want more video of Here We Go Magic performing live? Of course you do! Watch them perform “How Do I Know” and “Make Up Your Mind” for Bandstand Busking!

Love for A Different Ship

“It’s really nice to hear an album that grows on you, and makes you want it to by the fact that you feel you haven’t got all it has to offer on your first go with it.” – Bark Music

“At times full of nervous vigour, at others letting itself fall blindly backwards into honeyed daydream, A Different Ship has a life and character all of its own.” – Drowned In Sound

“The track’s limitless replay value is indicative of the album as a whole, and with new details revealed with each subsequent listen A Different Ship is another exciting chapter in the story of a band who continue to improve with every release.” – The Quietus

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