No April Foolsies here. Texas-based wintry folk outfit Midlake are, indeed, playing a show tomorrow night at Mercy Lounge with John Grant, and we are, in fact, giving away a pair of tickets. We'll be running a feature on the 'Lake in this week's coming glossy, but until then, you can read actor Jason Lee's thoughts about the 2006 Midlake release The Trials of Van Occupanther at Mercy Lounge's site. A sampling:
The Trials of Van Occupanther is now one of the most important modern records I own. In an age of overly-used irony and disconnected nonchalance, this record actually means something, and Midlake should be forever hailed for their unique and genuine approach to music.
Forever hailed! It's certainly a wonderful record. Glad to see My Name Is Earl agrees. Anyhow, you guys know the drill. Come up with a funny caption for that wacky photo above, and include your email address so we can reach you. Don't worry -- we won't publish your personal infos. We'll pick our winner tomorrow at 4 p.m. Get in there! You've only got 24 hours.
We swiftly realized after emailing our first choice that his name and email address were most likely fake. To the Ann go the spoils! Thanks for playing.