It was back in Februarywhen we first caught wind of Midlake's supporting role on the new, debut solo effort from John Grant, former frontman of The Czars
. CalledQueen of Denmark
and released on April 6, the album was recorded in Denton whileMidlake
was on breaks from its recording its own recent opus, The Courage of Others
--anddoing 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:
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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"
Dig it. Ya dig?