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Midlake's The Trials Of Van Occupanther Gets Re-Released By Nova Posta Vinyl

The members of Midlake are in the middle of the busiest year they've ever had: They've already toured the world a few times over, won a MOJO award for Best Live Act, and, ahem,  perhaps most importantly, they won a DOMA for Best Indie Rock act.

And now, upon returning from the Australian leg of their world tour, the band has announced the vinyl re-release of their seminal album, The Trials Of Van Occupanther, which can be purchased right here.

Nova Posta Vinyl, the label responsible for the re-release, is owned and run by Midlake guitarist Eric Pulido and Denton singer-songwriter Robert Gomez.

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Pulido seems thrilled by the chance to re-release the disc--not to mention the opportunity to do so on his own.

"Everywhere we go people ask, 'Do you guys have vinyl?'" the slightly jet-lagged Pulido says this morning. Bella Union, Midlake's label, discontinued the pressing of Van Occupanther several years ago. "I was surprised that they didn't want to repress it themselves," Pulido adds. "Vinyl always sells."

Nova Posta Vinyl is also responsible for the vinyl releases of Gomez's Pine Sticks and Phosphorus and Matthew And The Arrogant Sea's Family Family Family Meets The Magic Christian, but Pulido says that "putting out records that are already established like Van Occupanther might be the future of [the label]." 

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