Monday, January 08, 2007

Midlake - Live @ Paradiso

Hi folks! I hope you've enjoyed your holidays. I wanna thank to all who wrote me via email and those who commented on the blog for the best of 2006. As I assumed, I missed to include in the list some very nice releases that you mentioned in the comments. One of them was from Midlake, the band I selected to open Indie Surfer in 2007.

The lo-fi rock quintet Midlake was formed in Denton, TX, in 2000 by a group of musicians who had attended the North Texas School of Music together: Paul Alexander (bass, keyboards), Eric Nichelson (keyboards, guitar), Eric Pulido (guitar, keyboards, background vocals), Tim Smith (vocals, keyboards, guitar), and Mckenzie Smith (drums). They issued their own EP, Milkmaid Grand Army, in 2001, and sold 1,000 copies at their Texas gigs. They attracted the attention of Simon Raymonde, who signed them to his Bella Union label in the U.K., leading to European concerts and the recording of their first full-length album, Bamnan and Slivercork, which was released in July 2004. For their next album, the band changes gears and moved away from the psychedelic leanings of their debut toward a more '70s-influenced sound. 2006's The Trials of Van Occupanther featured the same lineup and a sound reminiscent of harmony-rich soft rock bands like America and Laurel Canyon troubadours like Neil Young and Gene Clark.

Midlake - Live @ Paradiso 2006-08-06 | Mirror

Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther !!!
Keren Ann - Not Going Anywhere !!!
Lady & Bird - Lady & Bird (Keren Ann & Bardi Johannson) !!!
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson
Rich & Royal - Hair Like Fire + Live
The Format - Dog Problems + The Format Live: Exporting Insecurity
Say Anything - Acoustic @
Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
John Frusciante - Curtains
Cartel - Chroma
The Killers - Sam's Town
Indie Albums: Beirut, David Cross, Sonic Youth, Midlake, Tapes'N'Tapes, Ladytron,
Eagles Of Death Metal, KLF, Shiny Toy Guns, Spank Rock, Tim Hecker, M83, etc.
Linkin Park - Albums
Björk - Live 2001-10-14


Blogger shep said...

good to see you back after christmas. had bad thoughts that you had disappeared for good.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael says...
Welcome back, Happy New Year and thanks for providing the Midlake, Paradiso file. I'll have to listen to it tomorrow now; it's midnight here. Night-night !!

1:02 AM  
Blogger Daniel J Roth said...

Yay!!! Welcome back. Hope you had a nice holiday.

1:58 AM  
Anonymous Tim said...

if you go to you can check out midlake as well, and many other great bands.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Ziggy said...

I've just realized that I didn't miss Midlake on my best 2006 list. It's on the position 90. Hehe. Never mind :)

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

4:17 AM  

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