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    Midlake anybody?

    Midlake Ė Trials of Van Occupanther

    The album came out last year but I donít think Iíve seem much mention of it round here, I think it might appeal to a few.

    Their sound is fuzzy folk rock with beautiful layered and swirling vocal harmonies that just build and build. They re-create the nostalgia of an early to mid 70ís Fleetwood Mac/Crosby Stills/Jackson Browne soft rock sound, but as with the best retro sounds they bring a modern twist. A lot of my friends who hate all that 70ís stuff find this album very endearing whenever I play it around the house.

    Love the kooky album cover too, like some photo from a private country house party.

    http://www.metacritic.com/music/arti...vanoccupanther

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    Hey Mike. Thanks for pointing this out. I've never heard of them, but checked them out on My Space and they've got a nice sound.

    http://www.myspace.com/midlake

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    One of my favourite buys from last year. Got it on Vinyl. Great music - freaky cover.

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    Fuzzy like wool, or fuzzy like cashmere?
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    That's what she said...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk


    Fuzzy like wool, or fuzzy like cashmere?



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    More like Alpaca

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Midlake – Trials of Van Occupanther: Their sound is fuzzy folk rock with beautiful layered and swirling vocal harmonies that just build and build. They re-create the nostalgia of an early to mid 70’s Fleetwood Mac/Crosby Stills/Jackson Browne soft rock sound, but as with the best retro sounds they bring a modern twist. A lot of my friends who hate all that 70’s stuff find this album very endearing whenever I play it around the house.
    I have listened to this album as a matter of fact...and yes, I would agree with the Fleetwood Mac thing, as long as yer talkin middle period Mac, ala Bare Trees/Bob Welch. It was recommended I give this album a shot after someone told me that I might like their music...this by a person who heard my Pure Reason Revolution disc (I have no idea why).

    BTW: me likey

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