Via Auds I found the Rawking Refuses to stop Blog and via them I found the I guess I’m Floating blog which recommended Denton, Texas bandMidlake who have recently been announced as support for the Flaming Lips.
The below video is for the song “Young Bride” the first release from their forthcoming album “The Trials of Van Occupanther”. I love the song. It’s got the melodies, it’s got the great guitars and it has that violin thingy which reminds me so much of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” or maybe “Hero”, a nice chinese influence which makes fits nicely with the rest of the song. I’ve listened to some of the tracks from their debut “Bamnan and slivercork”and am very impressed with the album with the strong songs on it being Roscoe and especially Balloon Maker though Tim Smith does sound like a drunk Thom Yorke in parts.