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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)
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
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 ?
- 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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