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ALBUM STREAM // Luke Temple Releases New Video For “Florida” On MOKB, New Album ‘Good Mood Fool’ Streaming Now on HypeMachine



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.
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LISTEN // Luke Temple Releases New Single “Florida”, New US Tour Dates Announced

We know you loved “Katie”, the first song released from Luke Temple‘s new album, Good Mood Fool, and today we give you yet another beautiful, soulful gem from the Here We Go Magic singer gone solo!

Listen to Luke’s second offering from Good Mood Fool, “Florida” ABOVE or on YouTube HERE.
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Luke Temple & Eliot Krimsky Cover Curtis Mayfield’s “Suffer”, Album Release Show at LPR October 14

Today we present a pretty sweet gift to Luke Temple and Curtis Mayfield fans alike. Listen to Luke Temple and Here We Go Magic bandmate, Eliot Krimsky (also of Glass Ghost) cover Curtis Mayfield‘s “Suffer” ABOVE or on YouTube HERE.

The cover, originally part of Temple’s live show, is an appropriate preview of Luke’s new solo album, Good Mood Fool out October 15th. The new album shows Temple at his most minimalistic utilizing only his voice, a drum machine, a bass guitar, and a Juno-1 synth to produce the soulful and sultry sounds of his fifth solo album.

On the song, Temple says, “It’s nice to remind – and in some cases introduce – an amazing song to people. Curtis makes your heart sing even if it’s a song about regret.”

Pre-order Good Mood Fool now from SCD, Amazon, iTunes and your local record store.

To celebrate the new album, Temple will play a special album release show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on October 14th!

DESTINATION // Antony To Hold Art Exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins

Hey NYC, what are you doing tomorrow evening? Head out to Sikkema Jenkins gallery for the opening of “The Cut,” a solo exhibition of Antony’s visual art (piece pictured above with more viewable here). The show is inspired by a poem of the same name and will be available for viewing until July 12, 2013. Sikkema Jenkins is located at 530 W. 22nd Street in Manhattan. See you there.

WATCH // Victoria Bergsman Stars in Creatures of Comfort Video, Taken By Trees in Under The Radar’s ‘Protest Issue’

creatures of comfort / ss2013 (feat victoria bergsman of taken by trees) by nicholas haggard from tinker street* on Vimeo.

Creatures of Comfort enlisted the help of the stylish Victoria Bergsman in their Spring/Summer 2013 video. Filmed by photographer Nicholas Haggard, the video follows Victoria around a house set in the ever-stunning Topanga Canyon. The Taken By Trees track “Only You” provides the perfect groove for the new collection. Enjoy above.

Taken By Trees also stopped by Creatures of Comfort’s NYC store for an intimate performance. Watch “Dreams” HERE. Other Worlds is currently available at SC Distribution and iTunes.


Last, but certainly not least, Taken By Trees are in Under The Radar’s new Protest Issue, currently on stands. Each artist was given a sign to paint and those signs are now being auctioned off for the charity War Child. See TBT’s sign above! Take part in the auction!

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
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

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Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

Conversations by Woman's Hour

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Electric Youth
Innerworld
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