Afternoon Aural: Midlake

Many people describe Midlake as “rock,” but there’s far more nuance in the Texas-based band’s sound. For example, “Young Bride” has a bit of funk to it, despite the sad undertones. Meanwhile, “Roscoe” comes infused with a Sixties-era nostalgia and invoke Fleetwood Mac. Tom Brokaw would approve.

Both tracks come from the quintet’s most recent full-length: The Trials of Van Occupanther.