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HQ DVDRip Ipod Vids (mp4) – Midlake, Wolf Parade, Josh Ritter, Iron and Wine, The Postal Service, Decemberists.

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Directly ripped from DVD
Many are not available on iTunes

Some wonderful innovative Indie music here from great acts such as Midlake, Wolf Parade, Josh Ritter, Iron and Wine, The Postal Service andThe Decemberists.

Midlake – Young Bride


check out vid here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtpSidPN3jQ

Wolf Parade – Modern World


check out vid here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nMHGyR_i8g

The Decemberists – 16 Military Wives


check out vid here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK3Ce9md96g

The Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes


check out vide here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jIupZkSKCw

Iron & Wine – Naked As We Came


check out vid here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd-A-iiPoLg

Josh Ritter – Lillian, Egypt


check out vide here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zx_nYrBoNE



Big thanks to kaocism


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October 11, 2008 Posted by | Iron and Wine, Josh Ritter, Midlake, Music_Alternative, The Decemberists, The Postal Service, Wolf Parade, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Midlake – Oak And Julian EP (2007)

Midlake – Oak And Julian EP (2007)
Mp3 / RS

On September 4th Midlake released a digital EP called Oak and Julian, a small collection of rarities and b-sides from the last few years, including one from the wonderful The Trials of Van Occupanther (2006)

The EP includes the older track, “Mornings Will Be Kind,” off of the Balloon Maker 7″. The song, which my brother-in-law (and Midlake superfan) always refers to as “Follow You Around” because of the repeated refrain, is a throwback to their Bella Union debut, the lo-fi, Grandaddy-esque Bamnan & Silvercork.”

Tracklisting

1. Roscoe (Acoustic Version)
2. It Covers The Hillside (Acoustic Version)
3. Marion
4. Mornings Will Be Kind


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October 11, 2008 Posted by | Midlake, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Midlake – Bamnan and Slivercork (2004)

Midlake-Bam
Midlake – Bamnan and Slivercork (2004)
Released June, 2004
Length 46:04
Label Bella Union
Producer Midlake
Mp3 / RS

The great debut from the great

This wasreleased in 2004 to very positive reviews. It mixed warm acoustic sounds with electronica and lo-fi keyboard.

The songs “Balloon Maker” and “Kingfish Pies” were released as singles.

The tricky thing about lo-fi music is that if you don’t know in advance that it’s a style that has deliberately been adopted, you may mistakenly suppose that it’s just, well, bad. The final song on Bamnan and Slivercork, Midlake’s debut album, is called “Mr. Amateur,” with lead singer Tim Smith, whose nasal voice recalls Rufus Wainwright’s, declaring, “I’m Mr. Amateur on the freeway/I’m Mr. Amateur with a cupcake,” and the uninitiated, having listened to the disc’s previous 43 or so minutes, might be inclined to agree.

The sound quality is primitive and it’s a match for the playing, which sounds like the first rehearsal by a bunch of musicians who just started learning to play last week. Ah, but that’s the point! In fact, the five members of Midlake all attended the North Texas School of Music before forming the band, which has been playing out for several years. Their influences are clear; like so many others, they are obsessed by the early psychedelic pop days of 1966-1967.

Bamnan and Slivercork sounds like a group of musicians trying to remake Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with toy instruments on a portable cassette recorder, that is, with even more impressionistic lyrics. It’s a pose that requires the listener to be in on the joke. And now that you’ve been forewarned, you can go ahead and appreciate it for its offbeat charm.

– Allmusic

Tracklisting

1. They Cannot Let It Expand
2. Balloon Maker
3. Kingfish Pies
4. I Guess I’ll Take Care
5. Some of Them Were Superstitious
6. The Reprimand
7. The Jungler
8. He Tried to Escape
9. Mopper’s Medley
10. No One Knew Where We Were
11. Anabel
12. Mr. Amateur

Here she be:

Mid-Bam.rar.html

Big thanks to revolution9


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October 11, 2008 Posted by | Midlake, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther (2006)

Midlake -The Trials of Van Occupanther
Released July 25, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre
Alternative / Folk rock / Progressive Folk
Length 44:51
Label Bella Union
Producer Tim Smith and Midlake
MP3 / avg 210 kbps /63 MB

We came a tad late to the Midlake party!

But better to come late than come too early! So the wife tells me!

Despite the dumb title and the dumber artwork (Did Stevie Wonder choose it?!), this is a very fine collection of innovative alternative music!

We especially love the great track Young Bride !

Ignore the artwork (it’s OK … Stevie Wonder did choose it!) and check the music out motherfuckers!!

The Trials of Van Occupanther was the second album by Texans Midlake.

A suite of lush, heavily melodic songs laden with multi-part harmonies, given evocative lyrical imagery set in woodlands, boats and log cabins, telling oblique but moving tales of pioneering, travel and isolation.

The sound of the album is very distinct and has a heavy reliance on analogue synthesizers – as did their earlier works Bamnan and Slivercork.

“Midlake’s debut has already encouraged ecstatic comparisons with The Flaming Lips and Radiohead. That’ll be the former’s stratospheric harmonies (take opener “They Cannot Let It Expand”, like some Fisher-Price toy Yoshimi tribute) and the sometimes vexing vocal similarity between singer Tim Smith and Thom Yorke then?

Whatever, the two elements fuse beautifully on the mistily majestic “Kingfish Pies”, the hypnotizing highpoint on an album which more than merits the high expectations such prestigious peer evaluations invite.”

-Uncut Magazine

https://i2.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Midlake%21.jpg

More info here;

Personnel

* Tim Smith — vocals, piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, flute
* Eric Pulido — electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
* Eric Nichelson — keyboards, piano, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar
* Paul Alexander — bass, double bass, electric guitar, keyboards, piano, bassoon
* McKenzie Smith — drums, percussion

Additional musicians

* Linda Salisbury — french horn on “Branches” and “Van Occupanther”
* Josh Ello — violin on “Young Bride”

Production notes

* Songs and lyrics by Tim Smith
* Produced by Tim Smith and Midlake
* Engineered and mixed by Paul Alexander and Midlake
* Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music
* Photos by Tim Smith
* Design and layout by Tim Carter and Midlake
* Recorded and mixed in Denton, TX



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October 8, 2008 Posted by | Midlake, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | 6 Comments

Midlake – Young Bride

Our latest most favourite song ever!

It’s the beautiful “Young Bride” by Midlake.

OK, the lyrics ain’t Sam Beckett … but so fucking what! It’s a sumptuous song!

We admit we’re kinda fuckin late to the Midlake party … but we prefer to come later than come too soon!!

And nobody’s inflammable !!!! Not even us! We’re very flammable!

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This comes from the LP “The Trials of Van Occupanther“, the second album from Texans Midlake released back in July 2006 on Bella Union Records.

At the time, we did read a lot about this, but the rather dumb title and the dumb (nay atrocious) cover artwork sorta put us off!

But we’re catching up now! And we do like the LP a LOT!

And we love this track a whole fucking LOT!

We’re gonna be posting The Trials of Van Occupanther as well as their fine Oak And Julian EP (2007) !

If anyone’s got other and/or rarer Midlake stuff, please let us know!

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by veronika


My young bride
Why are your shoulders like that?
Of a tired old woman
Like a tired old woman

My young bride
Why are your fingers like that?
Of the hedge in winter
Of the hedge in winter

Polonaise in winter
Snowshoes and hunters
Carry the goods in for you
Darkness and forest
Grant you the longest
Face made for porridge and stew

My young bride
Why aren’t you moving at all?
Helps to make the day seem shorter
Helps to make the day seem shorter

My young bride
Why aren’t you keeping with you
All the ones who really love you?
All the ones who really love you?

Polonaise in winter
Snowshoes and hunters
Carry the goods in for you
Darkness and forest
Grant you the longest
Face made for porridge and stew

Polonaise in winter
Snowshoes and hunters
Carry the goods in for you
Darkness and forest
Grant you the longest
Face made for porridge and stew

October 8, 2008 Posted by | Midlake, MUSIC, Music_Alternative, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment