4 May

We were absolutely thrilled to offer an extensive interview with Emily Pothast of the Seattle-based band Midday Veil as our very first post of 2011. As we said at the time, “there was no more striking, affecting, defining, epiphanic and just plain awesome listening experience of the past year than that psychically provided and engineered by Midday Veil’s most recent album, ‘Eyes All Around.'”

Among the most immediately striking songs contained within that album is entitled “Anthem,” for which the band just yesterday posted its official video.

I wouldn’t dare to attempt to capture the emotional resonance of this song in words – especially when Emily does just that more than capably on her own blog, along with some background on the creation of the video itself. I also wouldn’t dare to attempt an explanation of why or how such an intensely personal song has taken up a permanent residence in my brain (specifically, the medial prefrontal cortex region), where I am confident it will remain until the day I die. I hope that day is a long way off, even as listening to “Anthem” reminds me that we often haven’t any say in the matter.

If you’ve not checked out Midday Veil yet, I offer my strongest possible recommendation to do so … and what better way than live and in the flesh?

May 7, 2011 at The Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
with Yuni in Taxco, Poney Express (France), The Webelos

May 9, 2011 at the Comet Tavern, Seattle, WA
with Cloudland Canyon, Brainfruit

May 13, 2011 at Rhinoceropolis, Denver, CO
with Nightshark, Night of Joy, Décollage

May 14, 2011 at The Kosmos, Albuquerque, NM
with Shoulder Voices, Phantom Lake

May 15, 2011 at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Denton, TX
with Peopleodian, Shiny Around the Edges, San Soleil, Lucretia Borgia

May 16, 2011 at Emo’s, Austin, TX
with No Mas Bodas, OS OVNI, Chris Catalena and the Native Americans

May 18, 2011 at Sound Kontrol, Phoenix, AZ
with Otro Mundo, others TBA

May 19, 2011 at Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA

May 20, 2011 at The Fuzzplex, Oakland, CA
with Moccretro, others TBA

Midday Veil


One Response to “MIDDAY VEIL – “ANTHEM” VIDEO”


  1. Midday Veil – Anthem (video) « Mood Organ - May 5, 2011

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