Temples at First Avenue
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Two Harbors Setlist
photo: Two Harbors
If you missed them this time around, the band will likely play The Natural Order of Things on their upcoming show at the Cause Spirits and Soundbar on May 16th.
The band seemingly are opposite of Temples, where they stretch out their songs, Drowners just quickly hit you with a one-two punch with their music.
The other thing to note is that although their singer, Matthew Hitt, is from Wales, they are actually from New York, currently signed to Frenchkiss Records.
Temples: James Edward Bagshaw
Although I can see the late-Beatles comparison from critics and fans, it seems to me that their influence originally is from Eastern Indian music (which, incidentally, the Beatles was also heavily influenced on The Beatles (The White Album)), particularly with usages of the name temples/worship and the Elephant god Ganesha. Some of their guitar work, playing live, sounds as if they they were trying to reproduce the distinctive sitar sound.
After playing over an hour, they came back with their two biggest 'hit' songs, "Mesmerise" and "Shelter Song", on their encore, complete with extra long, extended, epic outros... leaving the audience wanting more and more. Unfortunately, the house music started playing and the lights came out, indicating that the show was over.
Temples are currently on tour in support of Sun Structures, out now on Fat Possum. Be sure to show up early to catch Drowners; although the two band's music do not match, I enjoyed them both.
Temples at First Avenue, Minneapolis (24 April 2014)