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 City 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 for Good Mood Fool.[3] On November 11, 2016, Temple released A Hand Through the Cellar Door.

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".


Studio albums
  • 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)
  • 2016 - A Hand Through the Cellar Door (Secretly Canadian)
Extended plays
  • 2004 - Luke Temple (self-titled 4-song EP) (Mill Pond)


  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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