Monday, June 13, 2005

Midlake

Midlake - The Flying Ship


Midlake formed in the small, quirky Texan town of Denton and consists of five distinctly unique musicians who met at the North Texas School of Music and who wanted to create their own sound. In 2001, their self released EP, "Milkmaid Grand Army" sold over 1,000 copies based on the strength of their live shows. They released their debut album “Bamnan and Slivercork“ a year ago on Bella Union, the label run by Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde. The album was recorded and mixed at their home in Denton, and mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Midlake's sound has a psychedelic whimsy with a slight skew akin to bands such as The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Grandaddy and Mercury Rev. Midlake have crafted a unique document which belies their youth and experience.

The posted track “The Jungler” is driven relentlessly by a big band drum beat, with a dreamy, noire-esque atmosphere, disturbed only by the Thom Yorke-inspired vocal delivery.


Midlake - The Jungler

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