by Bill Pearis


Midlake's new album, Antiphon, comes out next week (11/5) via ATO. While losing frontman Tim Smith might seem like a dealbreaker, the new record has more in common with The Trials of Van Occupanther than the slow, mossy folk of 2010's The Courage of Others, a good thing as far as I'm concerned. It's a big sounding record, rhythmic and proggy, but still filled with harmonies and hooks. You can stream the whole thing now via NPR.

The band are gearing up for their North American tour which hits NYC on Novmeber 6 at Mercury Lounge, which is sold out. But if you still want to see them, they're playing an acoustic in-store at Other Music on Monday (11/4) which is free and open to the public. 7:30 PM.

All dates -- including a couple opening for Pearl Jam -- are listed below...


Midlake - 2013 Tour Dates
November 4 New York, Other Music (In-store)
November 5 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
November 6 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
November 9 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
November 10 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
November 11 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
November 12 Atlanta, GA The Earl
November 13 Nashville, TN The End
November 15 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center *
November 16 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center *
December 4 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
December 5 Chicago, IL Schubas
December 6 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
December 7 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
December 8 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
December 9 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
December 10 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
December 12 Seattle, WA Crocodile
December 13 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
December 14 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club
December 16 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
December 20 Austin, TX The Parish
December 21 Dallas, TX The Texas Theatre
* with Pearl Jam