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 bands (as they said in their Progress Report, Midlake don’t mind wearing their influences). On their joint tour last month, Lytle and Midlake ended a set in Montana with a cover of “I Need You” from America’s self-titled debut. Watch below.
And here’s America performing the original: