Best Of 2013, Guest Editors: Midlake On Madelinewood Clothing

As 2013 has come to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors.

EricSpoiler alert! The new Midlake record is not from the band that you grew to love with The Trials Of Van Occupanther. With each successive album, the members of Midlake transformed, foregrounding a different favorite section of their record collections. Now comes Antiphon (ATO), which announces itself with an opening title track that rocks harder and more insistently than anything in the group’s prior catalog. Midlake again sounds like a new band. And, this time it is: It’s Midlake’s first since the departure of principal singer/songwriter Tim Smith, its first with guitarist Eric Pulido stepping into those lead roles, its first with former touring members Jesse Chandler (keyboards, flute) and Joey McClellan (guitars) officially joining drummer Mackenzie Smith, multi-instrumentalist Paul Alexander and guitarist Eric Nichelson. Chandler and Nichelson will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Midlake feature.

Madelinewood

Nichelson: Madelinewood is the clothing line of my wife, Rachel Nichelson. Super-fun women’s and children’s apparel for all ages. Made locally in Denton, Texas, Madelinewood has been seen all over Texas in shops in Dallas, Austin and Houston. Madelinewood’s one and only men’s line to date can been seen worn by yours truly at any Midlake show worldwide!

MP3 At 3PM: Mount Pressmore

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“Trampoline” is the new single off the debut album from Mount Pressmore. The 10-track Enjoy showcases the Austin quartet’s impressive backgrounds: Thomas Shaw and Kris Studebaker studied at the New York Collective School Of Music, while Alexei Sefchick and Danny Anderson are both graduates of the Berklee School Of Music. Download “Trampoline” below.

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In The News: Liam Finn, Silversun Pickups, Benmont Tench, Kevin Seconds, Rufus Wainwright, Inspiral Carpets And More

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The Nihilist is Liam Finn’s first new album in three years, due out via Yep Roc on April 8 … On February 25, Silversun Pickups will release The Singles Collection, which features singles throughout the band’s career, via Dangerbird … Jim James, Vampire WeekendBeck, Fiona Apple, Ben Harper, The Head And The Heart and more contributed love-song covers to Sweetheart 2014 (Hear/Concord), a Valentine’s Day collective that will be available exclusively at Starbucks and digital outlets beginning February 4 … Earmusic and Eagle Rock will issue the two-CD “Golden Deluxe Edition” of Deep Purple’s 19th studio album, Now What?!, on January 21 … The debut solo LP from Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, You Should Be So Lucky, will be out on February 18 via Blue Note … Forty years after Elvis Presley’s historic return to Memphis, RCA/Legacy will release an expanded two-disc edition of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis on March 18 … Kevin Seconds’ new album, Off Stockton, is set for a February 18 issue via Rise … March 3 will see the release of Rufus Wainwright’s Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright, a collection of singles and favorite tracks from the artist’s catalogue … Cherry Red has announced the signing of Inspiral Carpets, and will reissue the band’s demo tape, Dung 4, on Record Store Day (April 19). The group’s new self-titled album will be released in September … The latest Nashville Pussy album, Up The Dosage, is due out January 21 on Steamhammer/SPV … This March, the Numero Group will continue its comprehensive reissue campaign with Rat Conspiracy from Unwound. This is the second installment of a four-part reissue series … After a five-year hiatus, +/- returns February 4 with Jumping The Tracks via Teen Beat … Camper Van Beethoven’s first two Virgin albums, Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart and Key Lime Pie, will be reissued by Omnivore on February 4.

—Emily Costantino

Best Of 2013, Guest Editors: Midlake On Woody Allen

As 2013 has come to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors.

JesseSpoiler alert! The new Midlake record is not from the band that you grew to love with The Trials Of Van Occupanther. With each successive album, the members of Midlake transformed, foregrounding a different favorite section of their record collections. Now comes Antiphon (ATO), which announces itself with an opening title track that rocks harder and more insistently than anything in the group’s prior catalog. Midlake again sounds like a new band. And, this time it is: It’s Midlake’s first since the departure of principal singer/songwriter Tim Smith, its first with guitarist Eric Pulido stepping into those lead roles, its first with former touring members Jesse Chandler (keyboards, flute) and Joey McClellan (guitars) officially joining drummer Mackenzie Smith, multi-instrumentalist Paul Alexander and guitarist Eric Nichelson. Chandler and Nichelson will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Midlake feature.

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Chandler: Woody Allen is without a doubt my favorite film director. I have seen all of his movies multiple times, and read all of his books and plays, and I adore all of it. Sure some of the films are better than others, but you have to respect the guy’s incredible work ethic. To be pushing 80 and still churning out a quality piece of work each year is quite remarkable. I just love the simplicity and straightforward style of his films. Probably my favorite of his would be Zelig, which is an amazing take on human social nature.

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Film At 11: Califone

“Movie Music Kills A Kiss” is the latest video from Califone. The track is off Stitches (Dead Oceans). Says Rutili of the song, “Movie music can add or subtract emotional weight or fool you into thinking nothing is something and something is nothing. Movie music really can kill a kiss.” Watch the clip below.