SXSW 2014 spotlight: CultureMap presents 30 Days, 30 Artists
30 Days, 30 Artists

SXSW rock pick: Temples' sound harkens back to psychedelic-era Beatles

SXSW rock pick: Temples' sound harkens back to psychedelic-era Beatles

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Head back to "Strawberry Fields Forever" via Temples. Courtesy of Temples / Facebook

Name: Temples

Featured track: “Mesmerise”

City of origin: Kettering, England

Genre: Rock

In one sentence: The Beatles circa “Strawberry Fields Forever” and Austin’s Black Angels do LSD and spend a few hours arguing about Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and trying to figure out “What’s it all meeeeeeeean?!?!!?”

Why we chose them: Speaking of Black Angels, Temples will be back in town in May to play the Black Angels-curated Austin Psych Fest.

SXSW official showcase: Take your pick: they've got three official showcases. 10 pm on March 14 at Bar 96, 8 pm on March 15 at Textile, and 11 pm on March 15 at Latitude 30.