The Middle East: The Recordings of the Middle East (Spunk)

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The Middle East: The Darkest Side
The Middle East: The Recordings of the Middle East (Spunk)

Okay this is odd: this seems to be a belated five-song EP taken from an album of the same name from early last year by an Australian band (collective?) which has broken up **. So this sampler seems well after the fact, which is disappointing because their alt.folk style would certainly appeal to people with a taste for Espers, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, recent Bonnie "Prince" Billy et al.

But it seems they called it day. Maybe they found their band name meant no one could find them in a Google/You Tube search?

Here then is a taste of what they left behind, although the whole album may be the way to go if what you hear here is appealing -- and it is.

** Actually we've learned that they haven't! [See below] Which is very good news. 

 

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Steve - Jun 11, 2009

Middle East are alive and well and touring Australia, we hope to see them in new Zealand before the end of the year.

Ono - Jun 15, 2009

Hey, just to clear up someones ill placed facts, the middle east are well and truly not broken up. They have just finished a splendid coastal tour and will be seen all about Aus in upcoming months. New album, Splendour festival, new songs, same old beautiful faces.

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