Denton, TX’s Midlake made quite the splash with their debut album, The Trials of Van Ocupanther, though it had it’s moments and seemed to launch a great new talent, the accolades the album earned felt a bit overdone in 2007. A good album, a promising album even!. But that was a long time ago. Now the band is back after a long hibernation, including the scrapping of Courage at least once. “Midlake is a band with a singular vision. You can hear that loud and clear on this gentle masterwork,” which will be released on February 2.