Midlake’s McKenzie Smith On Recording Sophomore Album

Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith spoke with Time Off magazine about the marathon effort recording their sophomore album ‘The Trials Of Van Occupanther’. “You kind of just work until you get what you’re looking for, and it takes a long time,” Smith explained. “We spent 364 days recording, so it was a long time. But I think we were happy with the production. The vibe of it obviously is very much 70s, and I think that’s what we were trying to go for. We really like the way those albums were recorded and the way they sound, so we wanted to make our album sound like that. It was very much a conscious effort.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.

Midlake ‘Young Bride’ Video

Midlake are out with the video to their new single ‘Young Bride’, from the album ‘The Trials of Van Occupanther’. Watch it online below.

On TV: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Midlake

Rock acts on television this week include the Foo Fighters, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; Kaiser Chiefs, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday and ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Tuesday; Midlake, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Monday; the Faint, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Taking Back Sunday, who visit ‘Daily Download’ on Monday; Embrace, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; the Caesars, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Thursday; The Redwalls, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Friday; and Straylight Run, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Friday.