Thursday, June 20, 2013
Temples are a new british psych band out of Midlands. They have a quintessentially british pastoral folk style, something vacuum sealed from the late 60's Pink Floyd. Where many bands use psych rock as a basis for heaviness, Temple keep a light touch to the songs. Instead of endless guitar shredding and noodling, these songs are relatively compact and efficient. A different kind of musical focus than Tame Impala or Black Mountain.
"Shelter Song" has a very mid-sixties Rolling Stones vibe. It reminds me in some ways of King Khan, except less amphetamized and degenerate. Its a very enjoyable slice of mod-psych pop, sort of like something you would hear on a Nuggets compilation. "Prisms" is very pastoral and country - think mid-period Kinks and you are headed in the right direction. "Shelter Song" is from the forth coming Shelter Song/Colours to Life 7" out July 23rd on Fat Possum Records