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Bonus MP3: John Grant with Midlake -- "Chicken Bones"

It was back in February

when we first caught wind of Midlake's supporting role on the new, debut solo effort from John Grant, former frontman of The Czars

. Called

Queen of Denmark

and released on April 6, the album was recorded in Denton while

Midlake

was on breaks from its r

ecording its own recent opus, The Courage of Others

--and

doing so kind of saved Grant's life

.

So it must be some powerful stuff, right? Maybe. In this week's paper, Kelly Dearmore offers up his take on Grant's effort:

It's as if John Grant asked Midlake what it might do if he were to sing out of key, and they smiled back a response of "More flute, maybe?" It works, though: This album is a stunner and needs little else. Continue reading...

Indeed. And Grant's folks have been kind enough to let us offer up DC9 readers a taste of the disc. After the jump, give "Chicken Bones" and a right-click "Save As..."

Bonus mp3: John Grant with Midlake -- "Chicken Bones"

Surprisingly funky? Delightfully so. Good to hear Midlake having fun in its role and flexing some muscle. And Grant sounds damn-near joyous if not a little cheeky.

Dig it. Ya dig?

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