Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther [Gold Vinyl]
We've said it before and we'll say it again... One of the best albums ever recorded. Near perfect and totally ever-green.
Released on 180g gold vinyl to celebrate a new Midlake album for 2022 and also the 15th anniversary of ‘The Trials of Van Occupanther’ (last year).
As the original press explained;
Midlake are a relatively small indie band, so the level of ambition they display on ‘The Trials of Van Occupanther’ is to be commended. From the opening track, ‘Roscoe’, with its laconic lyrics and slowly building chorus, they manage to recreate perfectly the sound of 1980s Fleetwood Mac, a band not known for thinking small.
An extraordinary album.
We spoke to Simon Raymonde at Bella Union about it back in 2014, you can still read it here.
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