Midlake just released their 4th album, The Courage of Others. They’re a really awesome band from Denton, Texas; they’ve been making wonderful music for ten years.
I instantly liked the band’s sound, which reminds me of Jethro Tull, early Fleetwood Mac (Kiln House & Mystery to Me,) Fairport Convention, or even early Genesis.
Midlake makes music that’s hard to pigeonhole, like King Crimson or Steeleye Span. Maybe that’s why they’re so cool.
Midlake is currently on tour and is playing at Buffalo Billiards (201 6th Street) during Austin’s South By SouthWest music festival. Their late night show is at 11:00 pm this Thursday March 18th, so catch ‘em live, if you can get in.
The band was featured on NPR.org, where they called the new album a ‘gentle masterwork.’ There’s a good buzz on ‘em from Rolling Stone to Pitchfork, plus really positive comments all over YouTube.
I found an awesome video of Midlake performing “Rulers, Ruling All Things” at the NX35 music festival in Denton on March 13th; they were opening for the Flaming Lips. The song is from their new album The Courage of Others.
Midlake on MySpace myspace.com/midlake
Tour info is on their website midlake.net
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock, Concert, Pop, Tours, Video