Midlake Perform “Noble”

With their acclaimed new album For the Sake of Bethel Woods due out this Friday, following a number of high-profile SXSW appearances this week (info below), Midlake today share a live performance of the recently released track “Noble” from the LP. One of the most personal and moving songs from the album, the song is named after drummer McKenzie Smith’s infant son “Noble” who was born with a rare brain disorder. Filmed at Modern Electric Sound Recorders in Dallas, Texas, the video is the third in a series of live performances the band have shard ahead of the album’s release. Directed by Rett Rogers, the performance can be viewed below…

Early acclaim for For the Sake of Bethel Woods:

“Layered, sophisticated and melodic.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“Texan folk-rockers return in leaner, more dynamic form… For The Sake Of Bethel Woods secures Midlake’s future, running on a newly energised course.” Uncut – 7/10

“Their fifth album is perhaps their most purely enjoyable. The album mulls over time, illness and innocence, while the sprits of Neil Young and Stephen Stills set the temperature.” Classic Rock – 8/10

“The playing is exhilarating – “Feast Of Carrion” sounds like Nursery Cryme-era Genesis meeting Crosby, Still & Nash, and the hi-life guitar figure on “Glistening” is fabulous.

For those waiting for Van Occupanther IIFor The Sake Of Bethel Woods comes pretty close.” PROG

“A compelling song cycle woven around the location of Woodstock. A thoughtful, sonically dense return.” Shindig – 4 stars ****