Luke Temple

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Luke Temple
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 2005–present
Labels Secretly Canadian, Here We Go Magic

Luke Temple is an American pop-folk singer-songwriter. He records under his own name and with New York-based band Here We Go Magic.

Temple was born in Salem, Massachusetts. After spending time in Northern California, he studied painting at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.[1] After struggling to make a living as visual artist, including painting murals in upscale New York apartments, Temple moved into songwriting and recording.[1][2] After recording a four song EP himself on a four-track recorder, Temple was signed to Mill Pond Records of Seattle.[1] He would go on to record two full-length albums with Mill Pond, Hold a Match for a Gasoline World (2005) and Snow Beast (2007), before signing with label Secretly Canadian in 2010.[3]

Temple's vocal styles are noted for their use of falsetto, and have been compared to Paul Simon, Jeff Buckley, and Nick Drake.[4]

His song "Make Right With You" was featured in an episode of Grey's Anatomy, season 3's "Where the Boys Are".


As Luke Temple. For Here We Go Magic discography, see main article.

  • 2004 - Luke Temple (self-titled 4 song EP) (Mill Pond)
  • 2005 - Hold a Match for a Gasoline World (Mill Pond)
  • 2007 - Snowbeast (Mill Pond)
  • 2011 - Don't Act Like You Don't Care (Western Vinyl)
  • 2013 - Good Mood Fool (Secretly Canadian)


  1. ^ a b c Mark, Deming. "Luke Temple". Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Luke Temple". Western Vinyl. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  3. ^ Dombal, Ryan (29 September 2009). "Here We Go Magic Sign to Secretly Canadian for Second Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ David, Dye (June 11, 2007). "Luke Temple: A High, Sweet New Voice". Wold Cafe. National Public Radio. 

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