Here We Go Magic / Hospitality / Dolphins
Thursday, May 17, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Following last year’s January EP, Brooklyn’s HERE WE GO MAGIC released their newest effort, A Different Ship earlier this month via Secretly Canadian. Produced by RADIOHEAD “sixth member” NIGEL GODRICH, the LP is a powerful and unusually beautiful release, praised by the Portable Infinite for its “emotional and musical arc that is alternately calming and anxiety-inducing, and often both at once.” Lead by singer/songwriter LUKE TEMPLE’s evocative croon, HWGM manage an effortless command of sense, style and sound over a backdrop of guitar pop, psychedelia and assuredly strutting melodies. Chicago, by way of Florida, band DOLPHINS open here tonight with the gorgeous, sun-kissed, escapist synth pop with elements of tropicalia, glo-fi and disco and melodies that carve themselves into your brain found on their recent, s/t release. If you’re coming to the Bottle tonight, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.