Midnight Masses were the first openers for Art Brut at Brooklyn Bown (11/13/09) and while I missed their set, after hearing some of their tunes on MySpace I kind of wish I had caught it. I’m not too bummed out though, because as fortune would have it, Midnight Masses are opening the just announced Here We Go Magic show on January 29, 2010 at MHOW (Buy Tickets 10/25 @ noon). In other MM news, Team Love and Collect Records are releasing their debut EP entitled Rapture Ready, I Gazed At The Body on December 8, 2009 (December 15 on vinyl).
After falling in love with the hazy neo-soul and 60s revivalism of Rapture Ready, I Gazed At The Body, New York’s own Team Love has partnered with Collect Records to deliver Midnight Masses’ 4-track debut to the world this winter. The original release date of November 10th will now shift to December, with the digital version of the EP slated for 12/8 and the vinyl set for 12/15.
The news comes on the heels of The Fader’s premiere of “Walk on Water”, the EP-opening slow-burn featuring TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton. Bunton’s bandmate Gerard Smith produced the entirety of Rapture Ready, which also features contributions from Katie Eastburn, Here We Go Magic’s Peter Hale, and Kevin Allen and Conrad Keely of Trail of Dead. In late 2008, Trail’s Jason Reece founded Midnight Masses alongside Autry Fulbright, who enlisted the help of full-time bandmates Eric Rogers (guitar, vocals), Miyuki Furtado (drums, bass, guitar, vocals) and Destiny Montague (guitar, vocals, percussion).
Full EP track listing and more Midnight Masses pics from the Brooklyn Bowl show after the jump.
Rapture Ready, I Gazed At The Body EP Tracklisting:
01 Walk On Water
02 Preacher’s Son
03 Desperate Man
04 Do You Believe In Rapture? (Sonic Youth Cover)
Midnight Masses at Brooklyn Bowl