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News

Aug 22, 2017

Lost Horizons is a new duo featuring former Cocteau Twins member (and Bella Union label head) Simon Raymonde and drummer Richie Thomas (who has played with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Felt, and Cocteau Twins). Their debut albumOjalá, is due out November 3 via Bella Union.  More

Lost Horizons (Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins) Announce Debut Album, Share Song

The Duo Also Features Richie Thomas; Album Features Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler, Tim Smith, and More

Jul 06, 2017

Lost Horizons is a new duo featuring former Cocteau Twins member (and Bella Union label head) Simon Raymonde and drummer Richie Thomas (who has played with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Felt, and Cocteau Twins).  More

Jun 08, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. More

Listen: BNQT (Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) - “Real Love”

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union

Apr 13, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. BNQT's debut albumVolume 1, is due out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union. More

Listen: BNQT (Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) - “Unlikely Force”

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union

Mar 24, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy.  More

BNQT (Members of Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) Announce Album

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union, Listen to "Restart"

Jan 30, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. More

Aug 30, 2016

Midlake's 2006-released sophomore album The Trials of Van Occupanther was both their breakthrough release and arguably remains their high point, in part due to the classic single "Roscoe."  More

Feb 06, 2014

Midlake is hitting the road with Neil Finn for a series of acoustic shows.  More

Jan 14, 2014

Recently releasing their new album AntiphonMidlake have premiered a brand new music video for the record's included single "The Old & The Young." More

Under the Radar’s November/December Issue, Featuring HAIM on the Cover, is on Newsstands Now

Also Features Interviews with Cut Copy, Cocteau Twins on Blue Bell Knoll, Cillian Murphy vs. Nils Frahm, Anna Calvi, Luke Temple, Willis Earl Beal, Glasser, Courtney Barnett, Midlake, Mac DeMarco vs. Beach Fossils, Dan Harmon, and more

Nov 19, 2013

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2013 issue, which is on newsstands now and will be out until late December/early January. It features HAIM on the cover as well as interviews with Cut CopyCocteau Twins on Blue Bell KnollCillian Murphy vs. Nils FrahmAnna CalviLuke TempleWillis Earl BealGlasserYuckMidlakeYamantaka // Sonic TitanDeltron 3030, Courtney BarnettMac DeMarco vs. Beach Fossils, Dan Harmonand much more. More

Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Midlake

"I tried to dress up as a mummy when I was about 7. I used toilet paper and was wearing long johns underneath. By the end of the trick-or-treating, I was just a kid in long johns." - McKenzie Smith

Oct 30, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, and Jesse Chandler of Midlake. More

Oct 23, 2013

On Nov. 5 Texas musical collective Midlake will release their new album AntiphonMore

Midlake Announce Tour Dates

New Album Antiphon Out Nov. 5

Aug 22, 2013

On Nov. 5 Midlake return with their fourth full-length album Antiphon. More

Aug 07, 2013

Texas ensemble Midlake have announced the release of their fourth studio album, Antiphon, the follow-up to their 2010 LP The Courage of Others. More

Photos from Austin City Limits 2010 Day Three including Yeasayer, The National and The Flaming Lips

Plus Midlake, Shearwater, White Rabbits and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Oct 14, 2010

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Sep 10, 2010

Midlake took to the woods of Holland for their new video for Courage of Others cut,"Ruler, Ruling All Things." We have the clip.  More

Midlake Announces Tour Dates

Tour Kicks Off March 18th

Feb 25, 2010

Three-time "Anticipated Albums" artist Midlake are heading out on tour in support of their (finally!) released album, The Courage of Others. In addition to headlining gigs, the band will make a stop at SXSW. We have the dates. More

Midlake Confirms 2010 Tour Dates

Dates Are the First Since 2007 and Include SXSW

Dec 15, 2009

Midlake has confirmed tour dates for 2010, which means this will be their first tour since 2007.The band will also be returning to SXSW. More

Midlake Make Long-Awaited Return With New LP

The Courage of Others Out February 2nd on Bella Union

Oct 27, 2009

Midlake has been toiling away on the follow-up to 2006's time-warped The Trials of Van Occupanther for so long that they were actually interviewed in both Under the Radar's "Most Anticipated Albums of 2008" and "Most Anticipated Albums of 2009" issues. Well, the Texas fivesome Midlake do indeed have a new album in February, February 2nd via Bella Union (February 1 in the UK and Europe) to be exact. More


Interviews

2016 Artist Survey: Eric Pulido of Midlake and BNQT

Pulido on Trump, Scary Movies, Self-Driving Cars, Stranger Things, and First Kisses

Feb 27, 2017

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Midlake

Starting A New Era

Dec 20, 2013

Two years into recording their follow-up to 2010's The Courage of Others, Tim Smith, Midlake's lead singer and songwriter since their formation, announced he was leaving the band. More

Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Midlake

"I tried to dress up as a mummy when I was about 7. I used toilet paper and was wearing long johns underneath. By the end of the trick-or-treating, I was just a kid in long johns." - McKenzie Smith

Oct 30, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, and Jesse Chandler of Midlake. More

Midlake: In the Studio

Band is Close to Finishing Long-in-the-Works Third Album, The Courage of Others

Aug 20, 2009

It's been over three years since Midlake made a splash with their sophomore effort, The Trials of Van Occupanther, a smooth lilting slice of '70s influenced soft rock littered with Laurel Canyon harmonies and slow rolling beauty. Currently putting the final touches on their third full length, The Courage of Others, guitarist Eric Pulido took a little time out to answer some email questions about the three-year hold up for what sounds like a vastly different, and difficult to record, new album. Midlake has been working on the album for several years now and were actually interviewed in both Under the Radar's "Most Anticipated Albums of 2008" and "Most Anticipated Albums of 2009" issues. Pulido promises less piano and "more guitars, flute, and incense." More


Reviews

The Trials of Van Occupanther (10th Anniversary Edition)

The Trials of Van Occupanther (10th Anniversary Edition)

Bella Union

Nov 02, 2016

When it was first released in the spring of 2006, Midlake's sophomore album was a revelation. More

Antiphon

Antiphon

ATO

Nov 20, 2013

It's questionable whether or not there has ever been an album released so apropos of a band's name than this. Mid-tempo, middle of the road, and indeed middling, Antiphon nonetheless sounds aquatic and crystalline. Reverb ripples from the shimmering guitars and the percussion splashes pleasantly, but the album never manages to enchant in the manner of the previous album, 2010's folky, psychedelic The Courage of Others. More