Monday, March 13, 2006


midlake are currently sole possessors of my 'most anticipated album of the year' slot. initially, i was expecting van occupanther to come out this month. then it changed to sometime in april. now they're saying hopefully on june 5th. i'm telling you - these dudes are a tease. and in the same time it's taken to continue pushing the release date back further and further, the album's title has changed from simply van occupanther to the more extensive and slightly more perplexing the trials of van occupanther.

in the midst of all this uncertainty, however, there's one thing i can count on:
this album is gonna completely rule.
i loved their last one, bamnan & slivercork and from what i've heard so far, i'm gonna love the new one just as much, if not more. "roscoe" seems to be the song that's popping up on all the other mp3 blogs lately, most notably on gorilla vs. bear, where chris has called it his favorite song of the year so far and has posted it like 3 times now, if my tally is correct. and it is a dandy. so i'll post it now for everyone to hear. i posted the title cut for a bit, but was asked very politley to take it down for good reasons that i fully respect.
july, i gotta wait all the way until july. sigh...
and damn! i wish i could see them with the flaming lips at sxsw.

MP3: "van occupanther"
MP3: "roscoe"
from the album: the trials of van occupanther
release date: 06/05/06 07/25/06
label: bella union


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Anonymous Andrea said...

I've been following your recommendations for a while now and have gotten to know several great artists I wouldn't have come across otherwise (even bought J. Tillman's album mostly due the song you posted). This song is no exception. Highly addictive.

3:19 PM  
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Blogger Matt Blalock said...

I think its my favorite song of the year... well, how about the month?

1:16 AM  
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