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MP3: Midlake – “Acts Of Man”

I feel like the druids must have been crankin’ Midlake when they erected Stonehenge. The Texas five-piece create the sort of folk which succeeds at being stoic and rich with emotional wisdom, all at once. It’s the sort of folk which makes you want to wear robes and sandals: the perfect ensemble to chill out in, when the band play Splendour In The Grass.

To get you psyched up mellowed out for Midlake’s Splendour performance (and select sideshows), grab this free download of “Acts Of Man” – taken from their new album, ‘The Courage Of Others’. Straying from the Americana and folk-rock which characterised their acclaimed debut, this track is far more traditional – “British” even. It’s dark, enchanting and steeped in mysticism. If you’ve got a beard, now’s the time to stroke it.

MP3: Midlake – “Acts Of Man”

(To download, simply click the arrow on the right-hand side of the player)

Australian Tour 2010
Woodford:  30th Jul @ Splendour In The Grass
Sydney: 31st Jul @ Metro Theatre (Buy Tickets)
Melbourne: 1st Aug @ Prince Of Wales (Buy Tickets)
Melbourne: 2nd Aug @ Prince Of Wales (Buy Tickets)
Perth: 4th Aug @ Capitol (Buy Tickets)?

Midlake’s ‘The Courage Of Others’ is out now on Speak N Spell.
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Posted in blogs on July 21st, 2010 - By George / Tags: , , , , , ,