Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Let's Be Bandits
Midlake is one of my FAVORITE bands of all time. And this is one of my favorite songs of all time. Make sure to keep watching until the actual songs starts. The piano stuff in the beginning is just a sort of intro.
Midlake's music always reminds me of springtime. Especially early spring, when there are still cold days and dirty snow piles. Which is weird, because pretty much everything about this time of year is ugly. But this music is gorgeous.
It is so simple but lush, deep but unpretentious, emotional but not too sappy. I love that every song is a story. The harmonies are lovely, and holy man alive the guitar solos KILL me. These songs seem like they come from a different era; sometimes the past and sometimes the future. I would recommend everything this band has ever done, especially the album this song is from, The Trials of Van Occupanther.