One look at English psych-rock band Temples and you'd assume the four-piece had spent an afternoon rolling around in a costume chest stuffed with garments from the late 1960s and '70s: all mock turtlenecks, jeweled sweaters, faded denim, velvet shirts and fringed sleeves. Lead singer James Bagshaw's hair is a mesmerizing mass of curls, and he usually appears onstage with some sort of body jewelry adorning his face.
It's a look in sync with Temples' debut album, Sun Structures, which could fit easily in any record collection between the Byrds and the Zombies. Sun Structures is rather unremarkable as original composition, but it makes for a nice ride of high-and-hazy pop. Count Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr as fans of this young band, and judge for yourself Thursday night at RecordBar.