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Here We Go Magic

Here We Go Magic

Saturday, September 22

Is it fate that Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich happened to be in the crowd during Here We Go Magic’s 2010 set at Glastonbury? The long-time Radiohead producer stood alongside Thom Yorke as they watched the Brooklyn based band perform to a sparse crowd in Somerset, England. As Here We Go Magic singer/songwriter Luke Temple stood stoically strumming his acoustic guitar and uttering the lyrics to songs like “Fangela” from the band’s 2010 self-titled album, he couldn’t have guessed that icons Yorke and Godrich were gathered and whispering to each other about the potential of the band’s electro-folk style. Godrich offered to produce their next album and this year that album, A Different Ship, was released. A Different Ship sounds a lot more like the Talking Heads than Radiohead, though, especially on songs like “Make Up Your Mind,” which combines layers of twangy guitars, clacking kraut-rock rhythms, and new wave synths. The record moves flawlessly between excited songs like “Make Up Your Mind” and sublime, melting tracks like “Alone But Moving” and “Over The Ocean,” as Godrich’s influence seeps through in the dense, yet clearly audible layers of guitars and percussion. The band returns to Buffalo on Saturday (Sept 22) for a show at The Buck on Franklin Street.—cory perla

7pm The Buckin Buffalo, 294 Franklin St. (tralfmusichall.com) $12