In 2008 Temple formed the group Here We Go Magic
, with Michael Bloch and Peter Hale. Their self-titled first record from 2009 featured only Temple, however, with a full band on only one track. For the next few years Temple alternated between making off-kilter indie rock with the band (with Secretly Canadian
releasing Pigeons in 2010 and A Different Ship in 2012) and quieter more, indie folk-leaning albums on his own (2011's Don't Act Like You Don't Care on Western Vinyl
.) In 2013, Temple moved his solo operation to Secretly Canadian
and changed his style, too. His fourth album, Good Mood Fool, was recorded in an upstate New York cabin with Eliot Krimsky (synths) and Mike Johnson (drums), and took a giant step away from indie folk to land squarely in the spot where chillwave and R&B intersect. He returned to more folk-styled storytelling, however, with 2016's A Hand Through the Cellar Door.
In 2017, after relocating to Northern California, Temple adopted the persona of animist musician Art Feynman
and, obscuring his face in promotional materials, released Blast Off Through the Wicker via Western Vinyl
. ~ Mark Deming & Tim Sendra, Rovi