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Midlake: “Bethel Woods” (Studio 1A Version)

COVID-19’s still constricting the ways we can safely connect, so you as can imagine, our beloved Studio 1A’s been pretty quiet as of recent. That said, before Omicron took over, we managed to nab a couple standout acts late last year, perhaps most notably Denton six-piece Midlake.

These prog-folk rockers got their start all the way back in 1999 as “The Cornbread All-Stars”, leaning into their experience as jazz students at UNT before migrating to a more classic rock sound. Midlake made a big splash in 2010 with their third full-length The Courage Of Others and kept their creative waters bubbling with the indie-psychedelia of 2013’s Antiphon before shifting their focus to the supergroup BNQT.

Now, two decades since their humble beginnings, Midlake is flowing towards the release of their fifth album For the Sake of Bethel Woods, produced by Grammy Winner John Congleton. For the Sake of Bethel Woods comes out March 18th, right around the same time Midlake embarks on an international tour that extends through late May. We were treated to an early listen of the new stuff when Midlake stopped by Studio 1A late last October. And now you too can enjoy both the three-song video set and a one-off for Bethel Woods‘ title track.

Sun June: “Reminded” (Live in Studio 1A)

COVID-19’s omicron variant quickly curbed some of the Live Music Capital’s winter highlights – high profile New Year’s Eve shows, an overflow of talent throughout Free Week, and the long anticipated return of music to KUTX’s beloved Studio 1A. But especially with the recent foggy mornings and freezing temperatures on the horizon, we’re just thankful to share some sultry summer heat from Austin’s Sun June.

Sun June stopped by Studio 1A in early December, right aroundthe same time that the quintet released the deluxe expanded edition of their LP Somewhere. They’re starting off 2022 strong with a multi-month three-leg national tour with support from Daphne Tunes (fronted by featured guitarist Santiago Dietche), a co-headline tour with Katy Kirby, and supporting Shakey Graves, including an appearance on Sunday, February 6th at Empire Control Room alongside Little Mazarn. With uplifting chord structures and earthy arrangements (including Somewhere (Expanded) exclusive “Reminded”) Sun June’s Studio 1A set is absolutely phenomenal.

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