What with Midlake playing Mercury Lounge this Tuesday, this seemed like an obvious choise for Music Video of the Week. A deserving one too. Directorial collective Terri Timely perfectly capture the haunting swirl of their single "Young Bride" in this gorgeous video that plays like a half-remembered dream. (They did similarly magical work on Laura Veirs’ "Galaxies" and Joanna Newsom’s "The Sprout and the Bean.")
• Watch: Midlake – "Young Bride" (Quicktime)
• You can also watch the animatic (via YouTube)
I’m also happy to report that Midlake’s fantastic new album, The Trials of Van Occupanther, is finally getting a US on July 25 on Bella Union (via Caroline). It’s one of the year’s best.