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Mid-American – “Shadow”

MP3: || Shadow ||

Back in March of 2010, I posted about the young Indiana band Mid-American and their first release, Fake Homes.  Now some two years later, after a successful Kickstarter, Mid-American has come back with the release of their self-titled debut album.  Their early sound was impressive for such a young band, but the group has expanded into a bigger and appropriately dense sound for Mid-American.  The second track, “Shadow,” is a crazy-catchy bubblegum-pop ode filled with foot-tapping build-ups and an infectious bell line that you won’t forget for days.  Mid-American’s uniqueness comes from a variety of new and familiar sounds including a touch of Radiohead’s remoteness (“The King of Nowhere”), big percussive aesthetics (“The Clearing”), their sheer ability to capture a melody (“Shadow”). and a minute-and-a-half instrumental interlude that proves to be one of the best tracks on the album (“Taijasa”).  All of this paired with frontman Phil Johnson’s sentimental voice alongside his powerful lyrics of confusion and loss makes for a rousing debut from this Indiana group.  Mid-American is out now digitally on their Bandcamp, with preorders for the album on vinyl and CD.

Mid-American (Live @ Jurassic Park, West Lafayette 12/3/10)




MP3: || “All Is Gone” ||

Mid-American – Fake Homes

Genre: Folk, Indie Rock
Year: 2010
Location: Carmel, IN
Label: Unsigned
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01. Don’t Stray
02. My Ladder, High
03. Riversong
04. Stillness
05. Open Eyes

Mid-American is a six-piece band out of Carmel, IN made up of a few college and high school kids, and they are one of those bands that take a dead scene and add a ton of life to it. Fakes Homes is their first official release, and the EP really takes off for such a young band. They incorporate a strong list of influences, from the harmonies of Fleet Foxes (“Riversong”) to the musical complexity of Local Natives (“Don’t Stray”,”My Ladder, High”). Not even considering their ages, Fake Homes is an incredible EP, and I really see bigger things ahead for Mid-American. As of right now, Mid-American have the entire EP up on their band camp for $3 in bunch of formats. If you like this, find $3 lying around your apartment and throw to these youngsters.


IM JEFF.
IM FROM CLEVELAND.
IM IN INDIANA RIGHT NOW.
YA DIG?

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