Luke Temple’s new album Good Mood Fool is coming out next week. the album in its entirety and features the provocative single “Katie,” which features spoken word from an adult entertainer and “Florida,” which chronicles a close friend struggling with addiction. Good Mood Fool draws from myriad influences, from the hushed soulful wail of Curtis Mayfield to the dense harmonies of Gil Evans and the Bulgarian Women’s Choir. The album is a joyful thing: living, vivid and, Temple says, “the favorite thing I’ve made so far.”
The new video for “Florida,” directed by Kris Moyes (Grizzly Bear, Kirin J Callinan, Sia), has premiered today and is featured in VEVO’s Indie Wednesday. On the track, the molasses bass line and bongos form the foundation for Temple’s soaring vocal and shimmery, multi-tracked chorus. Temple has also released the following artist statement:
“There have been 70,000+ deaths related to the Mexican drug cartels since 2006.
The Unites States is, by far, the largest market for cocaine use in the world with roughly 16% of its population using the drug.
New Zealand is second at roughly 4%
Mexico itself hovers around 2%.
They supply it, we buy it.
It seems almost impossible to exist without being an indirect aid to the exploitation of those less fortunate but we can at least start with the glaringly obvious.It’s absolutely not worth just being able to party for another few hours.
10/14/13 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
10/21/13 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands – Elliott Smith Tribute Show
11/05/13 Washington, DC – Black Cat Back Stage
11/06/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
11/08/13 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
11/09/13 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
11/10/13 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
11/16/13 The Hague, Netherlands – Crossing Border @ NT Theatre (small hall)
11/17/13 Paris, FR – L’Espace B
11/18/13 London, UK – The Lexington
11/21/13 Bilboa, ES – Kafe Antzoki
11/22/13 BIlbao, ES – BIME Festival