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Concert Tue Oct 23 2007

Luke Temple/Chuck Prophet At Schubas

Luke Temple's had some early successes in his career to date including a song selected for Grey's Anatomy and a notable word of praise from Sufjan Stevens. To my ears he wrote one of the great score-a-new-girlfriend mixtape songs with "Make Right With You" from his 2005 debut Hold A Match For A Gasoline World. I was expecting his new record, Snowbeast, to be a bit of concession to the hype, but instead he's made the most challenging record of his short career. It's some odd combination of Sufjanish indie folk together with lofi experimental bedroom pop. There's plenty of weird instrumentation, but the real surprise is the deep bass and Luke's upper registry vocals. All these elements combine to make one of the best records of the year. Snowbeast is available here through Mill Pond Records (owned by a former Sup Pop intern). Luke Temple joins Chuck Prophet for a 10pm show at Schubas on Oct. 27.

[mp3]: Luke Temple - "Saturday People"

[mp3]: Luke Temple - "People Do"

Oh yeah and the great Chuck Prophet is headlining. Even if you don't remember his band Green On Red from the late 80's/early 90's you should have come in contact with his recent string of solid solo records. He's perfected a kind of euro-trash americana soul sound. Here's the slinky "Freckle Song" from his new Yep Roc release Soap and Water.

[mp3]: Chuck Prophet - "Freckle Song"

 
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