Since 2007 The People's Temple, a Michigan rock‘n’roll band, has consistently released acclaimed LPs and 7-inches on a number of indie labels, including a single on Jack White’s Third Man Records. The four piece outfit, made up of two sets of brothers, is currently touring in support of its new album Musical Garden, the band’s third full-length on HoZac Records. The LP/CD is a collection of random tracks recorded over the previous year and a half.
Here’s what Pitchfork said about the new Musical Garden LP: “Those Lansing boys in the People's Temple have become a reliable staple in the garage-pop landscape. On their third album, they're still ripping and stomping as well they were on Sons of Stone and More for the Masses … Their finest work comes on “I Don't Mind,” where they let their vocals echo and ring with minimal backing—just the ethereal, distant sound of what might be a tape machine. Of course, they're also ready to turn up the power, which they do exceedingly well on the appropriately titled “Fast Thrills.” Thus far, they’re three for three and show no signs of letting up.” -Evan Minsker.