Test Out A Beautiful Single Off Midlake Member Jesse Chandler’s Lengthy-Delayed, Simply-Dropped Solo Album — The Proceeds Of Which Will Go To Denton Charities.
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Pneumatic Tubes — “One Day”
RIYL: taking footage on the facet of the highway on a sunny day.
What else you must know: Seems, Joey McClellan isn’t the only Midlake player releasing great solo music these days. His bandmate Jesse Chandler is doing the very same factor.
Sure, at the same time as Midlake itself is promising new music quickly — again in February, the band announced that it had finished up work on its fifth LP and first for the reason that 2013’s Antiphon — it appears its gamers simply can’t assist from releasing their very own sonic workouts within the meantime.
In multi-instrumentalists Chandler’s case, which means releasing an album of fabric he recorded below his Pneumatic Tubes moniker that he labored on not lengthy after what he assumed was Midlake’s final present and likewise shortly after he joined the unbelievable Mercury Rev. (Sure, the band who made that masterpiece Deserter’s Songs.)
Known as Sunfrost, the 10-track assortment was written and recorded between a 12-month interval between 2014 and 2015 throughout two studios in Denton solely to lastly floor earlier this month.
It’s fairly good, too. Let’s begin with the second observe, the joyously lush “One Day.”
As anticipated, Chandler each performs plenty of the devices right here and sings lead vocals. In the meantime, Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith bounces round his toms and snare drum some, and Telegraph Canyon violinist Tamara Cauble provides some pretty accents. Additionally becoming a member of within the combine is a really particular backing vocalist: Slowdive and Mojave 3’s Rachel Goswell. Whereas delicate within the combine, those that have loved the hell out of Slowdive’s Souvlaki, Mojave 3’s Excuses for Travellers and American Soccer’s third album will acknowledge her contributions instantly.
Musically, the tune favorably compares to the efforts of Cardinal, the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev, however with the type of manufacturing focus that made these earlier Midlake information so calm and alluring. Lyrically, it comes throughout as setting a special occasion spent within the close to future alongside the one you like.
In selling the brand new materials, Chandler has stated that his private life “imploded” not lengthy after Sunfrost was recorded, which explains the way it remained unreleased for years.
Fortunately, although, this appeared to have circled for our hero. As we are able to see, it’s lastly been launched — and now we have now some new gems to understand alongside him.
That not feel-good sufficient of a narrative for you? OK, then think about this: All Bandcamp gross sales proceeds from the album will go towards supporting two charities near Chandler’s coronary heart — the Denton African American Scholarship Basis and the Denton Black Movie Pageant.
It’s like they are saying: After darkness comes daybreak. Or, maybe extra fittingly on this case, Sunfrost.
Cowl photograph by @thiswascorced.