We Are Temporary

#Brooklyn #Darkwave #NuGoth #DreamPop #WitchHouse #ColdWave #IndustrialPop #SlowMotionRave #FeverRay #GazelleTwin #CrystalCastles #M83 #SkinnyPuppy

#Trisol #DarkTunes #TerrorbirdMedia #KickTheFlame #ReverbnationConnect

#WaveGotikTreffen #NorthsideFestival #CBGBFestival #LePoissonRouge #Glasslands #QXTs #MercuryLounge #StimulateNYC #Cybertron #NothingChanges

#Noisey #Refinery29 #PaperMag #Yahoo #Mic #BrooklynVegan #Complex #VillageVoice #UnderTheRadar

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Biography

We Are Temporary is the wired and weird brainchild of Brooklyn’s Mark Roberts. Signed to Germany’s cult label, Trisol, his distinctly contemporary style of #darkwave is as much the result of a musical obsession as a philosophical one. With boldly confessional lyrics and vocal deliveries funneled through nightfall beats and orchestral synths, We Are Temporary draws from a wide range of musical influences: #dream pop, #goth, #future beats, #post-rock, #witch house, #industrial, #hip hop, #ambient, #techno, and #classical.

Featured in outlets such as #Noisey, #Refinery29, #Paper, #Complex, #Brooklyn Vegan, #Yahoo, and #Under The Radar, his sound and production sensibilities have been compared to bands such as #Fever Ray, #Crystal Castles, #Gazelle Twin, #M83, #Active Child, early #Skinny Puppy, and “#Depeche Mode at their most raw”.

Having played many of New York’s hottest venues, festivals, and parties—including #Northside Festival, #Le Poisson Rouge, #Glasslands, #Cameo Gallery, #Palisades, #Bowery Electric, #Mercury Lounge, #Cybertron, #Stimulate, and #Nothing Changes—We Are Temporary has also been invited to support artists such as #Kite, #Legendary Pink Dots, #Aesthetic Perfection, #Downtown Boys, #Skeleton Hands, and #Wolvves. In May 2016, We Are Temporary toured Germany, where he also performed at the legendary dark music festival, the #Wave Gotik Treffen.

Since We Are Temporary’s 2013 debut Afterthoughts EP, Roberts has been a whirlwind of activity, releasing a song in memory of #Eric Garner that premiered with a lengthy interview in The Village Voice, covering Lana Del Rey’s “Gods & Monsters”, and sharing numerous remixes of #Kesha, #Kelela, #Bart Skils, #Maceo Plex, #Ruane Maurice, #Social Station, #Empathy Test, and #Prurient.

In February 2016, We Are Temporary released his debut album Crossing Over, and saw his Dr. Luke-free Kesha remix of “Die Young” go viral. His heavy-hitting and dark approach to “Die Young” premiered with Paper Magazine, and a day later the popular fashion and beauty website Refinery 29 featured the remix, calling it “a lot darker and weirder, but no less anthemic.”

We Are Temporary is currently playing select shows in and around New York, producing his follow-up album for Trisol, and working on second tour of Germany in Jan/Feb 2017.

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We Are Temporary - Crossing Over (Album Cover)

We Are Temporary
Crossing Over
(Debut Album)
(2016)

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We Are Temporary
Who’s Going To Love Me Now?
(Single + B-side)
(2016)

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Ke$ha
Die Young
(We Are Temporary remix)
(2016)

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Lana Del Rey
Gods & Monsters
(We Are Temporary Cover)
(2016)

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Kelela
A Message
(We Are Temporary Remix)
(2015)

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Empathy Test
Here Is The Place
(We Are Temporary Remix)
(2015)

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Ruane Maurice
Peaked
(We Are Temporary Remix)
(2015)

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We Are Temporary
Afterthoughts
(EP)
(2013)

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Black City Lights
Rivers
(We Are Temporary Remix)
(2012)

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We Are Temporary
Machine Love (feat. Misfit Mod)
(Single)
(2014)

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Maceo Plex
Conjure Dreams
(We Are Temporary Remix)
(2015)

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Bart Skills
For Your Eyes
(We Are Temporary Remix)
(2015)

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Tour Dates

Upcoming:
🇺🇸 8/12 — QXTs, Newark, NJ w/ Skeleton Hands🅕 RSVP
🇺🇸 7/24 — (Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC w/ Kite🅕 RSVP

2016:
🇺🇸 6/11 — Northside Festival, Brooklyn
🇩🇪 5/28 — Oben Festival, Kassel
🇩🇪 5/24 — LWL Museum, Muenster w/ Downtown Boys
🇩🇪 5/21 — Private Show, Dresden
🇩🇪 5/20 — Private Show, Jena
🇩🇪 5/19 — Sabot, Wiesbaden w/ Beinhaus
🇩🇪 5/14 — Wave Gotik Treffen, Stadtbad, Leipzig
🇩🇪 5/12 — Das Bett, Frankfurt w/ Legendary Pink Dots
🇩🇪 5/11 — The Clearing Barrel, Kaiserslautern
🇺🇸 3/25 — Matchless, Brooklyn w/ Hello Phones
🇺🇸 2/25 — Quenchers Saloon, Chicago, IL w/ Axxons

2015:
🇺🇸 11/20 — Berlin NYC, Pyramid Club, NYC
🇺🇸 10/14 — Nothing Changes, NYC w/ Honeychild Coleman
🇺🇸 10/10 — Cybertron & Stimulate, NYC w/ Aesthetic Perfection
🇺🇸 11/20 — Splice Equinox Edition, Solas, NYC
🇺🇸 8/21 — Berlin NYC, Pyramid Club, NYC
🇺🇸 7/28 — Bowery Electric, NYC w/ Autodrone
🇺🇸 6/20 — Mermaid Parade Party, Brooklyn w/ Culttastic
🇺🇸 4/14 — Palisades, Brooklyn w/ Decorum
🇺🇸 4/04 — Mercury Lounge, NYC w/ Crystal Ghost
🇺🇸 2/18 — Forward Ferguson, JACK Theater, Brooklyn
🇺🇸 2/06 — Trans Pecos, Queens w/ Wolvves
🇺🇸 2/02 — Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn w/ Aeon Rings

2014:
🇺🇸 10/09 — CBGB Music Festival, NYC
🇺🇸 6/24 — Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn w/ Ponyhof
🇺🇸 6/02 — Glasslands, Brooklyn w/ Boulevards

Contact

We Are Temporary
Artist & Booking
yes@wearetemporary.com

Trisol Music Group
Record Label
info@trisol.de

Kick The Flame
Publishing
verlag@kicktheflame.com

Terrorbird Media
Sync & Licensing
info@terrorbird.com