Heavenly Recordings, February 10 2014
Reviewed by Jon Howard
If you had tried to tell me a few years ago that psychedelic rock was about to make a massive comeback, I probably would have laughed and told you to keep dreaming. Of course, there were a few lone signs of what was to come, most notably MGMT’s sophomore album Congratulations, in which they abandoned synthpop in favor of psychedelic surf rock. Seemingly out of nowhere, psychedelic artists like Tame Impala and Foxygen began to gain large followings, while established artists began to add more experimental elements to their music. By 2013, psychedelic rock had become one of the biggest non-pop music genres. Thanks to the recent popularity of their musical style, the newly formed Temples were able to hit the ground not running, but sprinting. Already set to begin their first headlining tour, Temples also just released their debut album Sun Structures for the masses.