Posted in music on August 10, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

The Middle East

As recently mentioned, The Middle East are very unfortunately ending their run as a band (for now anyway). They had just recently released the full length I Want That You Are Always Happy. And though they may not exist as a band at the moment, their music still lives on and we've got a premiere of a new video for "Jesus Came to My Birthday Party" off that album, below. The song's got a great folk rock vibe and its video renders vague contrasts of youth and old age in conjunction with the song's surreal lyrics.

Check out the video below, and best wishes to all members of the band (may they change their mind and come tour the states again soon).

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The Middle East - "Jesus Came to My Birthday Party"

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Comments (8)

Do our esteemed BrooklynVegan editors just post anything sent by bands that have a yuppie/hipster aesthetic – earnest looking white dudes w/ ray bans, check shirts, facial hair? This band is a bunch of nobodies!
Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:09 AM


Also this music is bad!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:26 PM

Their EP was awesome though

This album is pretty different from that, still decent though

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:32 PM

Middle East and Beruit should tour together...Asia and Europe should open up!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:39 PM

They should also play in Berlin!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:44 PM

Wow, I guess the conflict in Israel has gotten so bad that Jesus himself felt he needed to make a return.

Hear that guys!? THE MESSIAH HAS FINALLY COME!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 2:45 PM

Frohawk came to my birthday party.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 2:45 PM

Saw them at sxsw. They started about 30 minutes late (when bands get barely 50 minutes anyway in a showcase.) They scowled the whole time and, most importantly, made me so bored I wanted to break my bottle of Lone Star on my own head and taste my blood.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 3:22 PM

these guys were pretty rad live, i dont know what you assholes are talking about. how long before the reunion tour headlining coachella?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 6:24 PM

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