Published Oct 27, 2009Texas five-piece Midlake have announced that they will be releasing their third album, The Courage of Others, on February 2 via Bella Union.
This announcement comes not a moment too soon, since by the time the album drops, it will be nearly four years since the group's last album, the Exclaim!-approved The Trials of Van Occupanther. Unlike its mildly rocking predecessor, the press release says that the new album favours a more "traditional folk" sound.
"We didn't want to make the same album as Van Occupanther, so we carried on moving and creating and pushing for a newer sound and emotion," guitarist Eric Pulido says in the release.
But if the trippy cover art is anything to go by (see above), we should probably expect to hear at least some psych influence as well.
Prior to the album's release, the group will set out on a short tour around the southern U.S. before heading over to the UK.
The Courage of Others:
1. "Acts of Man"
2. "Winter Dies"
3. "Small Mountain"
4. "Core of Nature"
6. "Rulers, Ruling All Things"
7. "Children of the Grounds"
8. "Bring Down"
9. "The Horn"
10. "The Courage of Others"
11. "In the Ground"
1/5 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
1/6 Tallahassee, FL - Engine Room
1/7 Orlando, FL - The Social
1/8 St. Augustine, FL - Cafe Eleven
1/9 Mt. Pleasant, SC - Village Tavern
1/10 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
1/11 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
1/12 Little Rock, AR - Rev Room
1/22 Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
1/23 Leicester, UK - The Musician
1/24 Cambridge, UK - Junction2
1/27 Norwich, UK - Arts Centre
1/28 London, UK - Tabernacle