Video Collecton: Midlake. Seriously, when both Simon Raymonde and Jason Lee love you, you've got some serious universal appeal -- as well as a label head who knows the power of a gorgeous video and an actor who has some serious directing chops of his own (see "Ballon Maker" below). So, it's not surprising that Midlake is shooting a video for every song off their breakthrough record The Trials of Van Occupanther and posting them over 10 weeks on -- where else? -- YouTube. Some are stronger than others; below are the cream of the group so far...
We know that these darling Dentonites get gobs of blog love, but it's seriously justified -- they make 70's folk rock for the present day, without being insipid or flaccid or derivative. We don't know what's in the water up there in Denton, but it's sure great to add Midlake to the already grand collection of bands from that sleepy college burg in north Texas.
The Rich Girls Are Weeping is curated by super best friends Cindy Hotpoint & Pinkie Von Bloom. (And yes, they took the name from the Brian Eno song "Cindy Tells Me.") They formerly lived in Austin, Texas but are now based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Almost all of the content contained herein is dependent the vagaries of your hostess' weird tastes and whatever they're really into these days. As such, The Rich Girls Are Weeping does not focus as strongly on flavor-of-the-instant acts as some mp3 blogs; however, if you are in a band or with artist or label management and would like to send promotional materials to Cindy and Pinkie, drop an email to elegantfaker AT gmail DOT com. (NB: We receive a lot of email -- please don't fret if we don't get back with you right away! Urgent messages & mashnotes can be directed to cindy.hotpoint AT gmail DOT com)
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