Date added: 04/30/2012 Announcing: Here We Go Magic's new (Nigel Godrich-produced) album on limited edition cassette!
Joyful Noise is delighted to announce the cassette release of A Different Ship, the new album from Brooklyn-based experi-folkers Here We Go Magic! Limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies on BLUE cassettes (w/ MP3 download included), "A Different Ship" is Here We Go Magic's most remarkable and captivating album yet. Produced by the legendary Nigel Godrich (you know, Radiohead's "sixth member", producer of Beck, Pavement, Air, etc.), the new album carries an emotional and musical arc that is alternately calming and anxiety-inducing, and often both at once.
Curious how Nigel Godrich became involved in this crazy project? Here's the story:
The seeds for A Different Ship were planted in late June 2010 at the Glastonbury Festival. Glastonbury started off rough for Here We Go Magic: onstage before noon in the scorching sun, operating on a few hours of uncomfortable sleep, they struggled at the start of their set to feel connected to the crowd.
"The crowd wasn't giving us much to work with, except for these two guys standing in front," FIRST NAME Temple says. "One of them was dancing around like a maniac and I was like, 'I'm just gonna play for those two guys. Then I realized, 'That's fucking Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich!'" The band met Yorke and Godrich briefly after their set, and over the next few weeks, Godrich popped up at their shows in London and Paris, eventually proposing to Here We Go Magic that he might lend a hand with their next recording.
Despite an incubation period of nearly a year, and a writing process that spanned two continents, the ten songs of A Different Ship carry a consistent thematic concern. Godrich's signature production has helped HWGM communicate their hypnotic and hypnagogic live vibe on tape, and the band has never sounded better.