RIYL: Tame Impala, POND
Label: Fat Possum
VinylMePlease’s variant of Temples’ latest LP is now available in the VMP non-member store. Deets and linkage below. Now go get yoself some cream, quick!
Hereâs what Fat Possum said about the sophomore album from Temples, which we have on hand numbered, peaches & cream vinyl:
It doesnât take too long with Volcano to realize that, while all the things that made the band special the first time around remain intact, a noticeable evolution has taken place. Itâs there from the outset: the beefed-up beats of Certainty reveal an expanded sonic firmament, one in which bright synth hooks and insistent choruses circle around each other over chord sequences that strike just the right balance between nice and queasy. âIf thereâs a sense of scale,â says lead singer James Bagshaw, âIt was really just a result of implementing a load of things that we didnât know about the first time around.â Co-founding member and bassist Thomas Walmsley describes a record in which âwe discovered a lot as we went along, and the excitement at having done so radiates.â
One thing you do notice is that itâs harder to spot the influences this time around. It would be disingenuous to evade the psych-pop tag, for sure, but mystical language has been supplanted by something a more direct â and while those influences are still there, itâs no longer possible to pick them out. Theyâve been broken down and blended together â fossilized into a single source of creative fuel, so that what you can hear this time around, sounds like nothing so much as Temples. This is the sound of a band squaring up to their potential.
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