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Watch St. Vincent Attempt To Identify Songs By Her Biggest Influences In A Cruel Listening Test

Annie Clark has always been open to talking about her musical influences, from Miles Davis to Steely Dan. She even got to collaborate and release an album with one of her favorite musicians, David Byrne. During some downtime at last weekend’s Rock En Seine festival where St. Vincent was playing a set, French site SourdoreilleMore »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014 - 10:41 am

Midlake – “The Old & The Young” Video

The video for Midlake’s “The Old & The Young” matches the band’s pastoral-psych sound and was shot on the English-countryside childhood home of director Oliver Murray. The video follows the transformation of a cranky, old recluse into a joyful, young dancer — all because of the power of music! The Texas band released their fourth… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Q&A: Midlake’s New Singer Eric Pulido On Antiphon And The Pressures Of Stepping Up As Frontman

Next week Midlake will release Antiphon, the band’s fourth album and their first since the departure of former singer Tim Smith. Fans have already had the chance to preview the first two singles, “Antiphon” and “Provider,” and you can currently give the entire record at test spin over at NPR. Given early responses, it appear… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / November 1, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Stream Midlake Antiphon

We’ve heard a few selections from Midlake’s forthcoming Antiphon, their first with frontman Eric Pulido replacing former singer Tim Smith, including the title track (plus its visuals) and “Provider.” Now the entire proggy production is streaming in full. Hear it at NPR. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Midlake – “Antiphon” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Midlake have been pushing on since their recent lineup changes and will be putting out a new album next month. We’ve already heard “Provider” and the title track “Antiphon” which prove that new frontman Eric Pulido has some pipes on him. Now they have a video out for “Antiphon” made up of grainy layered footage… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 22, 2013 - 11:49 am

Midlake – “Provider”

The florid, contemplative Texan folk-rock band Midlake parted ways with frontman Tim Smith last year, but the band is still going with guitarist Eric Pulido stepping into leader position. And this fall, they’ll release Antiphon, their first post-Smith album. We’ve already posted the title track, but the band shared another one this morning: The warm… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2013 - 9:06 am

Midlake – “Antiphon”

Midlake will release Antiphon, the follow-up to 2010’s The Courage Of Others and their first album since the departure of former frontman Tim Smith, later this year. Their first offering from the LP is its title track, a song that relies heavily on their ’60s UK influences but has a much more current kick to… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 8, 2013 - 4:56 pm

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen and dozens of other notables. Elena Morelli was there to magnificently document the epic lineup. There’s a peacock in one of… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

Midlake – “Rulers, Ruling All Things” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The Courage of Others is a pretty, brave record. (It’s your courage, Midlake, not someone else’s…) A lot of longtime fans seem(ed) confused/put off by its ’60s Brit folk nods, flutes, and downcast, oddball Renaissance Fair trippines, but count me among its defenders. (It’s sort of like method acting, or something.) If you’re still skeptical,… More »

By: brandon / September 10, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Jason Lytle & Midlake – “I Need You” (America Cover) Live Video

At different times, Midlake and The Sophtware Slump-era Grandaddy were getting Radiohead comparisons. Both have moved on from the label (for better or worse) or moved on entirely, as Lytle has. In 2009 Lytle released his debut solo album, lately he’s been playing with Admiral Radley. Brit/American band America seems a better comparison for both… More »

By: jessica / June 10, 2010 - 11:42 am

Midlake @ The Belly Up, Solana Beach 3/2/10

The second show of Midlake’s The Courage Of Others support tour brought a good bit of Denton, TX (openers Matthew And The Arrogant Sea also hail from the UNT homebase) and a 90 minute headlining set to Southern California’s Solana Beach. Not a sellout, but a vocally thankful crowd, inspiring the band to apologize for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 4, 2010 - 10:09 am

Download Midlake’s Denton Sessions

Forget what you’ve heard: The ’60s Brit folk-nodding The Courage Of Others is a beautifully downcast, pleasingly oddball trip. The Guardian had the band do a fluted live set, offering another way into the Renaissance Fair. Start with Courage opener “Acts Of Man.”… More »

By: brandon / February 3, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Stream Midlake’s The Courage Of Others

Midlake’s long-awaited third LP trades in the Fleetwood Mac for British and stoner folk, occasionally epic builds with an eye toward environmental issues. “Roscoe” it’s not, but it doesn’t need to be. You should hear it at NPR. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 26, 2010 - 10:17 am

New Midlake – “Acts Of Man” & “Rulers, Ruling All Things”

Midlake really did it this time. It’s not to say the Dentonites spent every last second of the past three years working exclusively on their long anticipated followup to 2006’s Trials Of Van Occupanther — drummer McKenzie Smith’s done time with St. Vincent and Regina Spektor, Eric Pulido’s continued making mean cups of coffee –… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2009 - 10:11 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Midlake The Courage Of Others Revealed

Three years ago, Midlake released The Trials Of Van Occupanther, a sweetly harmonized, intimately rocking sophomore album that took them far away from their native Denton, TX, placing them on big tours and year-end lists and the like. This third album’s taken time, by design. As they told Jessica in their Progress Report, “We didn’t… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 27, 2009 - 1:35 pm

Progress Report: Midlake

We rarely conduct interviews at Stereogum. Bands inevitably answer the same questions over and over again, and that’s no fun for anyone. But if we could catch our favorite musicians between album promo cycles, they might have new insights to share, whether they’re in creative mode or just taking a breather. With that in mind,… More »

By: Jessica / November 14, 2008 - 2:32 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Midlake

Eric Pulido plays guitar in Midlake: The Texas band, who last released The Trials of Van Occupanther two years ago, are currently at work on a followup in their Denton studio. Pulido also stays busy running a coffee company Cappulido and Nova Posta Vinyl, a label he started with fellow Bella Union artist Robert Gomez. More »

By: brandon / October 1, 2008 - 11:44 am

Premature Evaluation: The New Pornographers – Challengers … And Live @ Battery Park, 7/4/07 … And “Myriad Harbour” MP3

Yesterday the New Pornographers helped us celebrate independence, today we return the favor and independently help celebrate the New Pornographers. The free Fourth Of July River To River show was a rain-battling blast; Neko was in tow, though no go on Destroyer (bummer). The last two times we’ve seen ‘em (Lolla ’06 and Coachella ’07)… More »

By: Stereogum / July 5, 2007 - 7:03 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice: 2006 Mashed Up

UPDATE: Since this post was published, we’ve made MySplice an annual tradition. Listen to and download all editions here.


Do albums matter as much as singles anymore? We like to think so. But 2006 was a great year for indie acts representing with a hot track. We wanted to figure a way… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2006 - 6:00 pm
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