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Midlake Video Premiere!

Exclusive! Be the first to watch the band's video for "Head Home."

Denton, Texas’ Midlake, an indie soft-rock quintet who recall Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan, have just dropped the video for “Head Home” off their excellent, blogged-about sophomore album, The Trials of Van Occupanther. It’s making its international premiere today, right here on (watch below). Inspired by clips of ’70s-era band footage, the video is of the five-piece in a dimly-cast studio session. As frontman Tim Smith revealed, they “decided to do a performance of the song with a classic look and feel.” That the video captures a somewhat stoic performance by the band isn’t all that surprising considering Smith was reading Thomas Hardy’s ill-fated classic, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, after he finished recording the song, his favorite track on the album.

In a ten-week-long marathon of Midlake music videos, the band are set to release one clip for each song off The Trials of Van Occupanther, and has also scored the video for “Van Occupanther” (Oct. 9) and “Young Bride” (Nov. 20). Through Nov. 13, fans and budding video directors can create their own clips for “It Covers the Hillsides” — the only song from the album for which Midlake have yet to make a video — and be entered to win a prize pack of autographed Midlake swag. Visit for more information.

Full Midlake video schedule:

TODAY! “Head Home” international premiere on
10/2 “We Gathered in Spring” @
10/9 “Van Occupanther” @
10/16 “Bandits” @
10/23 “Balloon Maker”
10/30 “He Tried to Escape”
11/6 “Roscoe” @
11/13 “Kingfish Pies”
11/20 “Young Bride” @
11/27 “It Covers The Hillside” Contest Winner @ GORILLA VS BEAR

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