Here We Go Magic Add Aroara (Broken Social Scene) & Cavemen To North American Tour

Here We Go Magic are happy to announce both Aroara and Caveman will be joining them on their upcoming North American Tour.

Aroara is a new project featuring Andrew from Broken Social Scene, along with vocalist Ariel Engle, a frequent collaborator in the BSS live show. Their shows with HWGM mark their premiere as a live act. Andrew is also a member of Apostle of Hustle. HWGM toured both Europe and Canada with Broken Social Scene in 2010.

The tour is in support of The January EP. The EP’s six tracks 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 (2010, Secretly Canadian). 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” (download) 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.

Pre-order now available through the Secretly Canadian web site, all pre-orders also come with a download card for the EP.

North American Tour Dates

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 – Chicaco, IL – Schuba’s $
05.10.11 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot $
05.11.11 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern $
05.12.11 РMontr̩al, QC РClub 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 – The Den at the Howlin’ Wolf *
05.23.11 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
05.24.11 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
05.25.11 – Austin, TX The Parish *
06.05.11- Istanbul, The City Festival
06.24.11 – Cambridge, MA – T.T. the Bear’s
06.25.11 – North Adams, MA Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA

$ w/Aroara
* w/Caveman
# w/Citizenship
! w/Porcelain Raft
+ w/NT
~ w/Bizi Gara
¬ w/Tune-Yards
“ w/Buke & Gass


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

“… the woodshedded feel of Pigeons is a good look for the band. Here We Go Magic are doing something more interesting– something weirder; they’re trying out takes on jittery new wave, tone-smeared dream-pop, and high-pitched Kiwi pop with success.” – Pitchfork

“leader Luke Temple emerges with a full-on band, unfurling rich harmonies and sharp-elbowed melodies over Peter Hale’s antsy, inventive drumming…. The energy and spirit of invention keep it interesting” – Rolling Stone

“…he [Luke Temple] plays like he’s been dreaming with Brian Eno’s art-rock records under his pillow.” – Spin

“Pigeons has just confirmed the band’s new found cult status alongside Grizzly Bear and Vampire Weekend.” – Filter Magazine

“On the standout track “Collector,” the fusion of ambiance and kinetic power adds up to a climax that Broken Social Scene might envy.” – The A.V. Club

“Pigeons is more unified (and much more satisfying): In chewy, groove-based jams like “Collector” and “Casual,” Temple floats delicate vocal melodies over undulating arrangements that never lose their forward momentum” – TimeOut New York

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