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DOWNLOAD: Midlake - Rulers Ruling All Things (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Midlake - Acts of Man (MP3)

Midlake

Midlake's new album, The Courage of Others is, coming out February 2nd in the US (Feb 1st in UK & Europe) on Bella Union. The band has meanwhile put out a limited-edition 12" featuring two songs from the record (download them both above). More info on where to get physical copies of that at their website.

Midlake's upcoming dates include a UK/European tour from late January into February, and a North American starting at the beginning of March and winding up at SXSW. After that, the band's future show plans include a two night NYC stand on April 7th and 8th at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday January 13th at noon; general sale starts Friday at noon.

All tour dates and album tracklist are below...

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'The Courage of Others' tracklist
* Acts of Man
* Winter Dies
* Small Mountain
* Core of Nature
* Fortune
* Rulers, Ruling All Things
* Children of the Grounds
* Bring Down
* The Horn
* The Courage of Others
* In The Ground

Midlake - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 11 Hi-Tone Memphis, Tennessee
Jan 12 Rev Room Little Rock, Arkansas
Jan 22 The Cluny Newcastle
Jan 23 The Musician Leicester
Jan 24 Junction2 Cambridge
Jan 25 The Sugarmill Stoke
Jan 26 Chinnerys Southend
Jan 27 Arts Centre Norwich
Jan 28 Tabernacle London
Jan 30 The Willamson Tunnels Liverpool
Feb 02 Nouveau Casino Paris
Feb 03 Luxor Koln
Feb 04 Knust Hamburg
Feb 05 Amager Bio Copenhagen
Feb 06 Rockefeller Music Hall Oslo
Feb 07 Debaser Stockholm
Feb 09 Lido Berlin
Feb 10 Paradiso Amsterdam
Feb 11 AB Box Brussels
Feb 12 Anson Rooms Bristol
Feb 14 Vicar St. Dublin
Feb 15 ABC Glasgow
Feb 16 Town Hall Birmingham
Feb 17 Academy Manchester
Feb 18 Shepherds Bush Empire London
Mar 01 Plush Tucson, Arizona
Mar 02 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, California
Mar 03 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
Mar 04 The Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
Mar 05 The Van Duzer Theatre Arcata, California
Mar 06 Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Mar 07 The Nightlife Bellingham, Washington
Mar 08 The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 10 The State Room Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 11 The Bluebird Theatre Denver, Colorado
Mar 12 Jackpot Saloon Lawrence, Kansas
Mar 13 NX35 Denton, Texas
Apr 07 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Apr 08 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

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Tags: Midlake, SXSW

Comments (15)

bowery will be a good time!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2010 4:18 PM

Love Midlake - but hope the rest of the new LP does not sound like Kansas...

Posted by drewo | January 11, 2010 5:06 PM

Both MP3 links download "Acts of Man"...?

Posted by Edwin Flanagan | January 11, 2010 5:12 PM

The rest of the album sounds like Kansas.

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Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2010 10:14 PM

Sounds more like an ELP or King Crimson ballad to me. Odd way to start an album though and not really a remarkable song. Bassist got a little fret-happy there. Not bad but no Roscoe.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2010 11:58 PM

Are both MP3s Acts Of Man?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 10:04 AM

MP3 fixed. ooops, sorry!

Posted by brooklynvegan | January 12, 2010 10:33 AM

i remember at sxsw a couple of years ago flaming lips played a too small venue with more people watching outside than inside. at some point the outside crowd broke down the fence and rushed the back stage area. after the FL's were done a special surprise guest was supposed to play. rumor had it as the beastie boys. it was not the beastie's, it was midlake.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 1:38 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 10:21 PM

the nx35 show in denton with the flaming lips will be a terrific show!

Posted by Gracie | January 13, 2010 1:52 AM

wow! i really love these tracks. melancholic but really hypnotic. at first i wasnt sure but then i played them once more and now cannot stop! dont get kansas or king crimson from these at all! thats weird. to me they sound just like Midlake. a natural progression from van occupanther and even lovelier.

Posted by clarisse | January 15, 2010 4:14 PM

Clarisse, listen to something like "In The Court Of The Crimson King" and you'll see what I mean. They're cut from the same cloth. A little bit of Fairport Convention in there too. The song is nice, I just wish it had its own identity.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2010 4:22 PM

nah dont hear it..i have king crimson dude and fairport convention but all you people just seem to read pitchfork or whatever and pick up the same nonsense. midlake have had their own identity since bamnan and slivercork and have grown through it. most bands dont admit any influences which of course is ridiculous and the difference is midlake do. big deal. their music is rich and layered, the songs are very personal to me. i feel affinity with stories of a inner conflict, with a disillusionment at how we are living our lives, and comparing the band to kansas just seems a lame way to go about critiquing a band. fleet foxes and grizzly bear are cool midlake are not. why? cos pitchfork tells you so? i just read midlake waltzed into the UK album chart today at #18! and this from a small band from denton, texas. i say thats a beautiful thing to witness...

Posted by clarisse | February 8, 2010 3:39 PM

Hey Clarisse, this is 4:22. For the record, I don't treat Pitchfork as gospel and think they've mishandled Midlake over the past couple of albums. I thought Van Occupanther was one of the best albums of 2006. I don't mind hearing songs that blatantly adopt the sounds of another band or era. What bothered me about "Acts of Man" was that it didn't add anything to the legacy of the songs it was clearly aping. I found it to be a pretty bland tune melodically, lyrically and sonically. Not bad, just kind of bland. That said, I'm generally a huge fan of these guys.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2010 4:02 PM

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