by Temples (Musical group)

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I think I'm a thief. When I was 10 years old, I snuck a handful of my dad's records (and his record player) up to my room. He never noticed. Or didn't care. Either way, I got my hands on the likes of Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix, Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles, and other great psychedelic rock albums from the late 1960s. And even these many years later, I'll go back to these records and hear something new, yet so deeply familiar in them.

And that's how the Temples album, Sun Structures, sounds. Every song is awash in summery days and bright hooks right out of a Kinks songbook, but with the full, round bass and drum sounds of a 2014 release. Standout tracks include the thumping "Keep in the Dark", the pure Brit psychrock opener, Shelter Song, and the title track. For those thieves like me who hunt for music with a little 12 string guitar, Mellotron, or backwards riff, Sun Structures is here for you.

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