Here We Go Magic’s The January EP is now available for pre-order. Order now and receive a download of the entire EP in a LITERAL INSTANT. Additionally, the band will be debuting much of the EP in a couple weeks at Coachella and throughout their tour in May.

More on The January EP after the jump!

The January EP is made up of six songs that complete the songwriting cycle that Here We Go Magic began in an upstate New York farm house upon the commencement of their critically-acclaimed sophomore LP Pigeons. The band’s signature mix of swirling guitars, krautrock grooves, pulsing synths, and hushed chants provide a foundation for these otherworldly songs.
“Hands in the Sky” is a ghostly number that showcases vocalist Luke Temple’s lyrical pedigree, his words pushed forward in lockstep with a band heaven-bent on window dressing your headspace like a cosmos for the 20 minutes they’ve got your attention.

At the center of the EP lies what Here We Go Magic does best, a dichotomy between eerie folk sounds and driving art rock. The jangly back-and-forth between the guitars of Michael Bloch and Temple form the backbone to “Song In Three,” the yin to Pigeons standout “Collector”‘s yang. Cyclical in its instrumentation and lyrics, the spooky lullaby “Hollywood” climaxes with a mantra that wouldn’t have been out of place on the band’s 2009 self-titled release.
The January EP was produced by Jen Turner and recorded live to analog tape in a band-built living room studio.

1. Tulip
2. Hands in the Sky
3. Song in Three
4. Hollywood
5. Backwards Time
6. Mirror Me

04/15/11 San Diego, CA – The Loft at UC San Diego w/ Cuckoo Chaos
04/16/11 Indio, CA – Coachella (Empire Polo Field)
05/02/11 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop
05/04/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05/05/11 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
05/06/11 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon ^
05/07/11 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
05/09/11 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
05/10/11 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at the Crofoot
05/11/11 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05/12/11 Montreal, QC – Club Lambi
05/13/11 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Lounge
05/14/11 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
05/16/11 Washington, DC – Red Palace *
05/17/11 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 *
05/18/11 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
05/19/11 Nashville, TN – The Basement *
05/20/11 Pensacola, FL – Handlebar *
05/21/11 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar *
05/23/11 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
05/24/11 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
05/25/11 Austin, TX – The Parish * 

^ with Tune-Yards
* with Caveman