Today the new video for “Florida” premiered on My Old Kentucky Blog! The video, which was featured in VEVO‘s Indie Wednesday showcase, is directed by Kris Moyes who has worked with Grizzly Bear, Kirin J Callinan, Sia, and more. Watch the video above or on VEVO here and then read Luke’s artist statement on the video.
On the video, Temple has released the following artist statement:
“There have been 70,000+ deaths related to the Mexican drug cartels since 2006.
The Unites States is, by far, the largest market for cocaine use in the world with roughly 16% of its population using the drug.
New Zealand is second at roughly 4%
Mexico itself hovers around 2%.
They supply it, we buy it.
Being a musician I have been around my share of the stuff and can say that there is an absolute disconnect from the reality of what is being supported by the purchase of cocaine.
Our privilege and relative comfort can make it hard to look outside of our immediate gratification.
It seems almost impossible to exist without being an indirect aid to the exploitation of those less fortunate but we can at least start with the glaringly obvious.
It’s absolutely not worth just being able to party for another few hours.”
Click read more for links to stream Luke’s new album in full on HypeMachine, pre-order links for the new album, and a list of Luke’s tour dates starting next Monday night for his album release show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.
We are less than a week away from the much anticipated release of Luke Temple‘s new album, Good Mood Fool and we’re excited to let you listen to the album early! Head over to HypeMachine now for the exclusive full album premiere including the already released “Katie” and “Florida”. Stream the whole album HERE.
Also, if you missed his cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Suffer” definitely take a listen!
To celebrate the new album, Temple will play a special album release show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on October 14th and then hit a handful of cities in November after the album is released finishing with stops in Europe at the end of the month.
10/14 | New York City, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
10/21 | Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands – Elliott Smith Tribute Show
11/05 | Washington, DC – Black Cat Back Stage
11/06 | Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
11/08 | Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
11/09 | Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
11/10 | Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
11/16 | The Hague, Netherlands – Crossing Border @ NT Theatre (small hall)
11/17 | Paris, FR – L’Espace B
11/18 | London, UK – The Lexington
11/21 | Bilboa, ES – Kafe Antzoki
11/22 | BIlbao, ES – BIME Festival