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Join us for a special acoustic Free at Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia as 3 members of Midlake perform a live midday concert on Friday.



Midlake released its newest and fourth full-length album, Antiphon, just last November, but it didn’t come without some bumps in the road. The Texas-based band’s former frontman, Tim Smith, decided to leave the group in the midst of recording. However, the remaining members of Midlake took this time to reevaluate their former sound, resulting in something completely different than their past three albums. Join them at Friday’s Free at Noon as they showcase their much more experimental, psychedelic sound – a stray from their past folk-rock vibe. After their performance, Midlake will be heading out to Glenside to play at the Keswick Theatre as an opening act for singer/sonwriter Neil Finn. Tickets for their later show can be purchased here.

Recent Release: Antiphon
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Label: ATO Records


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January 2014 CD of the Month - As the Texas based band Midlake were in the middle of recording a new album last year, their frontman Tim Smith decided to part ways. At a crossroads such as that, most bands would probably decide to call it quits.
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December 13, 2013 - If you are a fan of the Texas-based band Midlake then you have gotten used to the changes in the group’s sound from album to album. Their classic disc The Trial Of Van Occupanther

As the Texas based band Midlake were in the middle of recording a new album last year, their frontman Tim Smith decided to part ways. At a crossroads such as that, most bands would probably decide to call it quits.

Philly Local Covers 2014

Philly Local Covers 2014 Looking back on 2014, we asked some Philly local musicians to cover their favorite songs of the year. Listen to their studio recordings on The Key.

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