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

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

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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 album, Volume 1, is due out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union. Previously the band has shared “Restart” and “Unlikely Force.” Now they have shared another song from it, the horn-backed “Real Love,” which features the vocals of all five singers. Listen below (via Stereogum, who premiered it).

BNQT is still supposed to be pronounced as “Banquet” and Volume 1 was recorded and produced mainly in Midlake’s studio in Denton, TX. The album features 10 songs and each of the vocalists wrote and sang two songs each. Pulido joked in a previous press release that BNQT is “like a poor man’s version of The Traveling Wilburys!” He also added: “That’s what art is about for me, creating with other people that you love and appreciate.”

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