Check Out The Midlake Prequel, Which Returns To The Rock With Its First New Material Since 2012.
Welcome to Song of the Day, where we hip you to all the new local releases you should be caring about. By highlighting one new North Texas-sprung tune every week day, our hope is that you’ll find something new to love about the rich and abundant DFW music scene five days a week.
Song of the Day: The Fieros — “Who’s To Say.”
RIYL: Getting the old band back together.
What else you should know: Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the members of Midlake?
Stress not, Mr. Sherrod, we’ve been keeping score.
Bassist Paul Alexander (with a little help from guitarist Eric Nichelson, keys man Evan Jacobs and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Chandler) is making dreamy, psych-tinged pop under the Bella Union-signed Two Medicine. Speaking of Chandler, he also revived a lost Bobbie Gentry classic with his long-running Mercury Rev project. Frontman Eric Pulido, meanwhile, recently put out one of our favorite records of Q1 as the schmaltzy indie-pop alter-ego E.B. The Younger.
As for the rest? Well, when not touring and/or making records with the likes of Elle King, Sharon Van Etten, St. Vincent and Israel Nash, to name but a few, Joey and Aaron McClellan, McKenzie Smith and Chris Holston have found time to revive their pre-Midlake straight ahead indie rock band The Fieros.
Ahead of a new album from the boys, the slick rock ‘n’ rollers have prepared a new single and lyric video for your listening pleasure – their first since 2012. The band, itself, traces its roots back to 2005, meaning this back-to-basics full-length really is a long time coming.
Fortunately, that wait has come to an end.