Midnight Masses Announce Deal With Team Love To Release Rapture Ready , I Gazed At The Body EP






After falling in love with the hazy neo-soul and 60s revivalism of Rapture Ready, I Gazed At The Body , New York 's own Team Love has partnered with Collect Records to deliver Midnight Masses ' 4-track debut to the world this winter. The original release date of November 10 th will now shift to December, with the digital version of the EP slated for 12/8 and the vinyl set for 12/15 .


The news comes on the heels of The Fader 's premiere of “Walk on Water,” the EP-opening slow-burn featuring TV on the Radio 's Jaleel Bunton . Bunton's bandmate Gerard Smith produced the entirety of Rapture Ready , which also features contributions from Katie Eastburn , Here We Go Magic 's Peter Hale , and Kevin Allen and Conrad Keely of Trail of Dead . In late 2008, Trail's Jason Reece founded Midnight Masses alongside Autry Fulbright , who enlisted the help of full-time bandmates Eric Rogers  (guitar, vocals),  Miyuki Furtado  (drums, bass, guitar, vocals) and  Destiny Montague  (guitar, vocals, percussion). Midnight Masses were set to celebrate the now December-bound record's release this week with a pair of New York shows – one with intricate-indie Brooklynites Mon Khmer and another supporting Art Brut with Floridian buzz beneficiaries Surfer Blood .


Midnight Masses Shows:

11-10 New York , NY – Pianos (w/Mon Khmer)

11-13 Brooklyn , NY – Brooklyn Bowl (w/Art Brut, Surfer Blood)


Rapture Ready, I Gazed At The Body  Tracklisting, Audio:

01 Walk On Water

02 Preacher's Son

03 Desperate Man

04 Do You Believe In Rapture? (Sonic Youth Cover)








Midnight Masses - "Burial Song / Debtor's Song" (Live on Radio K's SXSW Broadcast) from Radio K on Vimeo.


What The Press Is Saying About Midnight Masses:



“Heaven is an appropriate title for such an enlightening, beautifully lush set, with washy guitars and dozens of vocals, recalling acts like Spiritualized.” Billboard  


 “As if the religiosity of down south collided with a full throttle rock band creating a haunting spiritually engrossing psychedelic rock experience.”  –  The Tripwire  


 “Brooding and open, daring and depressing and inside of it there's no escaping”  



"Their washed out guitars and haunting melodies aren't to be missed." - CMJ




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WeirdMusic.net - Midnight Masses EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:



- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ??

A couple of our favorite weird musicians are Joe Meek, CAN, & Animal Collective


- When and where did your experience in music start?  

Midnight Masses started in a hospital, then went to Texas .  We're perpetually returning and never going back. 

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year ?

  Lots more music, a companion EP to Rapture Ready , and our debut full length. 

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music ?  

                LSD ( Lysergic acid diethylamide  )  & LDS (Latter Day Saints)


- Please describe your personal studio for us...

 A 160 year old haunted house.


- What are your favorite readings ?  

World War Z, The Psychic Soviet


- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non- 
  profit entities; have for music on the Internet ?

  Neither the third sector nor the internet has anything to do with the inspiration or composition of our music. 

- Who is Wacky Jacky ? 

There's a little bit of Wacky Jacky in all of us. 


Porn or Horn ?

 Bjorn .


- Should we Fork you twice or it's beter to Funk you once ?  

It's better to flunk us three times. 


Are you religious ? 

"Fixed in stained glass but not religious" - Fugazi 


- Anything else ?

 I sure hope so




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