MIDNIGHT MASSES Premiere Video on Stereogum; Announce US Tour
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MIDNIGHT MASSES, the band of Autry Fulbright (accompanied by Jason Reece) from ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, are set to release their debut album DEPARTURES on July 22 via Superball Music. They have also announced a string of tour dates starting next month with more to come. See dates below.
Following the release of the track "Am I A Nomad?" a few weeks back, they are now pleased to premiere the video for the track "Broken Mirror" which sees them joined by Dirty Projector's Haley Dekle on vocals. You can watch that video exclusively at Stereogum.
The album features contributions from some very notable guests, including Haley Dekle (Dirty Projectors), Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (The Mars Volta), Peter Hale (Here We Go Magic), Jaleel Bunton (TV On The Radio), Mauro Refosco (Atoms For Peace) & Jamie Miller (...Trail of Dead).
Autry comments on the band:
"Midnight Masses is my longest standing creative project and I'm privileged to have my bandmates in ...Trail of Dead occasionally join in as well as have so many other friends contribute. What started off as a therapeutic way for me to reflect and document the death of several family members and friends has turned into a musical endeavour that draws not just from grief, but the recognition of life. I've been heavily influenced by many musicians and visual artists along the way, and intend to convey the story of loss, self-discovery, and hope that permeates throughout."
The band have recently released a special behind the scenes look at the making of album, including some short snippets of music. Check that out here.
MIDNIGHT MASSES was started in the spring of 2008 by Autry Fulbright and Jason Reece shortly after the death of Autry's father. The sudden loss compelled him to seek solace through music and travel with his friends. One of his friends was Gerard Smith of TV on the Radio who had recently begun documenting various Brooklyn musicians in his home studio. Midnight Masses quickly grew from a bedroom project to a multi-media collective with a revolving cast of musicians, filmmakers, and visual artists with Jason Reece contributing when not occupied with ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead.