We Are Temporary, the wired and weird brainchild of Brooklyn’s Mark Roberts, is as much the result of a musical obsession as a philosophical one. Drawing from influences in contemporary electronic music, dream pop, darkwave, industrial, ambient, and post-rock, his music oscillates between tenderness and violence, confessionalism and vitriol, bursts of optimism and nihilism. Featured in outlets such as The Village Voice and Brooklyn Vegan, his sound and intensity have been compared to bands like Fever Ray, Crystal Castles, iamamiwhoami, Black Marble, Light Asylum, Active Child, and Gesaffelstein. A debut EP “Afterthoughts” released in July 2013 via Brooklyn label Stars & Letters Records, with three new singles having released in 2014—a collaboration with label-mate Misfit Mod, a Lana Del Rey cover, and a song in memory of Eric Garner. Since his live debut at Brooklyn’s iconic Glasslands in 2014, he has played NYC’s Mercury Lounge, Cameo Gallery, Trans-Pecos, Palisades, and the CBGB Music Festival. A debut full-length album is slated for a release in the fall of 2015.
Read the full article and interview at The Village Voice.
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