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“Volcano,” the sophomore album from U.K. psych-rockers Temples, arrives March 3. The quartet — now comprised of James Bagshaw, Tom Walmsley, Sam Toms and Adam Smith — had quite a coming-out party in 2014, releasing their debut “Sun Structures” and marking themselves as one many bands trying to bring some substance to ’60s and early-’70s style. On their new singles “Strange or Be Forgotten” and “Certainty,” it’s as if Temples have been lifted on some synth-fueled breeze, kicking up polychromatic dust and swirling to a place on the edge of reality. (The new Jagwar remix for the former song, however, crosses that boundary.)
Temples is currently spearheading the Desert Daze Caravan tour, which features the acid-soaked rock of Seattle’s acid-soaked Night Beats, the cavewoman Zeppelin stomp of L.A. duo Deap Vally, shoegazing locals Froth and madman psych-rockers JJUUJJUU. The tour makes three stops in SoCal in early March (see below).
||| Stream: “Strange or Be Forgotten” and “Certainty”
||| Also: Watch the video for “Certainty”