The People’s Temple have been perfecting their own brand of songcraft over two full-length albums & numerous singles on numerous labels for years now, so one would think they’d need no introduction. This single marks the band’s Trouble In Mind debut, and right off the bat, longtime fans should hear something different; the haunting baroque melodies & aching chords of “Brand New Thing” ooze of the vinyl with a romantic yearning and earnest naiveté of the best of The Brill Building.
Echoes of The Clique & Electric Prunes come to mind, but we’re imagining The Left Banke if they wore leather jackets instead of dandy waistcoats. “ Twice Burned” crackles forth from the B-side, strutting out of your speakers in a haze of reverb & left-handed cigarette smoke. It’s snakey, Eastern rhythms are glued together with the percussive attitude of The Chocolate Watchband & the musical mysticism of Bobby Beausoleil. Careful you don’t singe your fingers removing this one from the turntable! This single is pressed in an edition of 500 copies on randomly mixed vinyl, comes housed in the TiM company sleeve & includes a download code!