The lo-fi rock quintet Midlake were formed in Denton, Texas, in 2000 by way of a group of music artists who had attended the North Texas College 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 released their very own EP, Milkmaid Grand Military, in 2001, and marketed 1,000 copies at their Tx gigs. They seduced the eye of Simon Raymonde, who agreed upon these to his Bella Union label within the U.K., resulting in European concerts as well as the recording of the first full-length record, Bamnan and Slivercork, that was released in July 2004. Because of their next record, Midlake transformed gears and transferred from the psychedelic leanings of the debut toward a far more ’70s-inspired audio. Released in 2006, The Studies of Truck Occupanther featured exactly the same lineup along with a sound similar to harmony-rich soft rock and roll rings like America and Laurel Canyon troubadours like Neil Youthful and Gene Clark. The music group stopped touring the next year to begin with work on a fresh album. The causing LP, The Courage of Others, found its way to Feb 2010. In 2011 Midlake became a member of the rates of bands just like the Flaming Lip area, Groove Armada, and Belle & Sebastian by launching an installment lately Night Tales, some mix albums in the unbiased record label of the same name, which asks performers to “compile an record of a common music that motivated them to create music their career.” That yr they going to Buffalo, Tx and began composing new material for his or her fourth recording. After playing several concert events in 2012, business lead vocalist and songwriter Smith made a decision to keep the music group and formed a fresh task, Harp. Undeterred by his departure, the rest of the members returned towards the studio room and scrapped 2 yrs of work to start out from scuff. Pulido was set up on business lead vocals and fresh people Jesse Chandler (piano/flute) and Joey McClellan (acoustic guitar) became a member of the clothing. They had written and documented their fourth launch, Antiphon, in half a year and released it in Oct 2013.