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Here We Go Magic Pick Up a Hitchhiking John Waters? Yes.

While driving along Route 70 in Ohio today, Here We Go Magic passed a hitchhiker who just happened to be THE John Waters. Hitchhiking is not a rare event for Waters, who in a recent interview said, “I do still hitchhike – it’s a great way to meet people, and to have sex. I’ve hitchhiked in Baltimore, Provincetown, San Francisco – what, people don’t hitchhike in Australia?” The band is currently making their way towards Bloomington, Indiana for a show at The Bishop tonight. Perhaps Waters will join? Guess you’ll have to be there to find out!

Release Day: Here We Go Magic’s “A Different Ship” Out Now!


Here We Go Magic’s A Different Ship is officially out today! You can purchase your copy online from SC Distribution and still get the blue vinyl, pick up a copy at your local record store or grab one from the band themselves at one of their upcoming shows. See all their tour dates HERE. Listen to “How Do I Know” and “Make Up Your Mind,” both from the new album, below and head over to The A.V. Club to stream the album in its entirety.

Did you happen to see the Sean Pecknold-directed video for HWGM’s “How Do I Know”? Watch it now, why don’t yah? It features a dancing robot.

Love for A Different Ship

“With A Different Ship, Here We Go Magic has clearly and undeniably arrived at the port of entry to indie rock’s pantheon of top shelf acts – an utterly shattering release that anyone who likes forward-thinking music must have.” - PopMatters

“Here We Go Magic loves the way a pattern promises the stability and control that Mr. Temple’s lyrics are never sure of…The album discreetly shows off the band’s meticulous virtuosity; its patterns are played, not programmed.”The New York Times

“Played live these songs will metastasise into expansive jams, and will sound great when they do, but here and now they’re sharp, disciplined, and seriously compelling.”BBC



Here We Go Magic’s “A Different Ship” Available on CASSETTE

Mama mia pizzaria!

It used to be that you could purchase Here We Go Magic‘s new record, A Different Ship, on vinyl and CD. Mind you that vinyl is the limited-edition, beautiful, blue wax so many of you were pining for; however, all of this has changed. Tape lovers prepare yourselves. YOU CAN NOW PURCHASE A DIFFERENT SHIP ON CASSETTE. Better yet? They’re blue. Yes, the tapes are blue, but hurry to make your purchase. Only 500 copies are available. Get yours from our good friends at Joyful Noise.

Interested in the good ole CD and Vinyl? That’s great! You can still order yours HERE. The record is out next Tuesday, May 8th.

WATCH: Here We Go Magic Release New Video, Stream the Entire Album Now on AOL Spinner

Directed by Sean Pecknold, Here We Go Magic‘s new video for “How Do I Know” stars Janet Pants as a happy-go-lucky dancing robot who is being returned to the factory by her owner. Pecknold explains, “It takes place in the not-so-distant future where you will be able to custom order human like robots for your pleasure, and although some people will probably still be partial to the human flesh, I think some conflicts of emotion will arise. Humans, love, sex, technology, dancing, the future!” Watch above!

Out next Tuesday, May 8th, you can listen to A Different Ship in its entirety now. Stream at AOL Spinner. Like what yah hear? Pre-order the album now. It’s still available in the [limited-edition] beautiful, blue vinyl.

In a recent interview with PopMatters, Luke Temple went into great detail about his experience recording the new album and working alongside Nigel Godrich. Read Perfection in the Flaws: An Interview with Here We Go Magic HERE.

Lastly, HWGM just kicked off their summer tour at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. Don’t miss them live in concert. See the full list of dates HERE!

Watch: Here We Go Magic Talks to Rolling Stone

Here We Go Magic sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about their experience playing for Nigel Godrich for the first time; the experience that eventually led to the creation of A Different Ship and Godrich coming on as producer. Watch above.

Out May 8th, you can pre-order A Different Ship HERE. See the band live in concert this summer – full list of dates HERE. It all starts off this Thursday, April 26th at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory.

AUDIO

Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Katie by Luke Temple
Think Of The Ocean by Porcelain Raft

VIDEOS

Happy by Tomas Barfod

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

Colony Glen by Gardens & Villa

COMING SOON

Tomas Barfod
Love Me
CD / LP
Woman's Hour
Conversations
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Gardens & Villa
Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall

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