Do you know Midlake? I didn’t. Honestly, when I heard the opening song from their latest, The Trials of Van Occupanther I thought there was little chance that I would like the band. Then, last week, when I had occasion to listen to the album continuously, I was moved to tears upon hearing the title track; a simple two chord progression that just emphasized the gorgeous harmonics this band is capable of with 5 singers and woodwind accompaniment. This is soul-satisfying music.
The video for Young Bride: