Brooklyn indie-sorcerers Here We Go Magic have already piggy-backed on the tours of more established acts like Grizzly Bear, and now they're pairing up with the Walkmen for a US whistlestop this fall. HWGM will open nine of the tour's fifteen shows; sadly, none of these will be in New York, although the Walkmen will be opening the tour with August shows at both the Guggenheim and Summerstage. Bah.
Maybe Luke Temple thinks he's outgrown this city. Or maybe he's shopping around for a place to record the next HWGM album; the grapevine has it the band is looking for a quiet spot to lay down their tracks. It should be away from any big roads, but within striking distance from New York, and should sleep six, since the five-person band is bringing along their sound engineer. Know of anything? I'm stumped, myself -- I just keep imagining rustic scenarios ranging from For Emma, Forever Ago to Misery. I'll be praying for them, either way. Very magnanimous of me, considering the tour-related slight.