MIDLAKE – ” Live At The Roundhouse ” Record Store Day 2023

Posted: April 23, 2023 in MUSIC

Denton, TX indie folk-rock pioneers Midlake announce their first catalogue-spanning double live album, “Live At Roundhouse”. Recorded at London’s historic Roundhouse in April 2022, the album includes material from their latest album “For The Sake Of Bethel Woods”, fan favourites from 2013’s exploratory Antiphon, dark psych-folk thickets of 2010’s “The Courage of Others“, and the highly wondrous and critically acclaimed modern classics of 2006’s “The Trials of Van Occupanther”.

A pivotal city to the band’s success and their dedicated fanbase, London was the obvious show to record during their most recent tour. Midlake’s Eric Pulido shares, “Since our early days, London has been like a second home. We’ve been embraced so warmly all of these years and knew our show at The Roundhouse would serve as the perfect night to celebrate our 20-year relationship with our first live album.” A long overdue retrospective, “Live at Roundhouse” includes 75+ minutes of music including Midlake classics “Roscoe,” “The Old and the Young,” “Head Home,” and “Acts of Man,” featuring vocals from singer/songwriter Bess Atwell.

We are pleased to announce our first-ever live album, “Live At Roundhouse”, coming to you April 22nd for Record Store Day UK / Record Store Day on Bella Union and ATO Records.

Recorded on April 6th, 2022 at the historic Roundhouse in London, the double LP will be pressed on Translucent Orange and Translucent Red 180 gram vinyl with expansive artwork by our friend and photographer Andy Little. Also big thanks to Tom Bejgrowicz for nailing our vision with the packaging.

The album showcases material from our entire catalog including “Roscoe,” “The Old and the Young” “Head Home,” and “Acts of Man,” featuring guest vocals from Bess Atwell.

Thanks to everyone who played a part in the making of this record. The live double album is actually the indie rockers’ first, which spans its catalogue, featuring tracks from latest album “For the Sake Of Bethel Woods”, and ventures back through their direction-changing “Antiphon” (the first post-lead-singer-Tim-Smith record), their ‘very Midlake’ “The Courage Of Others“, and of course the die-hard classics from 2006’s “The Trials Of Van Occupanther” – ya Roscoes and Head Homes and whatnot.

These superior example of a live albums that are only being made available on vinyl, and only for RSD (for now, at least). Midlake has not been around for 20 years, of course, but on this career-surveying set, they sound like they’ve been around for 50+ — they’re so in touch with a kind of moody rock timelessness that you can easily close your eyes and imagine Bill Graham is in the wings, putting them on between Santana and Ten Years After.

The packaging showcases a gorgeous matte-board double album, printed on Translucent Red (Side A) and Translucent Orange (Side B) 180-gram vinyl, with expansive artwork by photographer Andy Little. “Live At Roundhouse” is a true collector’s item for any fan of the band.

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