San Antonio’s We Leave At Midnight have premiered a new single entitled “Do You Get The Joke.” The song is off the band’s recently announced their new album The Holy Rolling Flower Band, out on December 9th via Texas Is Funny Records. Mixing together swirls of vivid psych, shimmering pop, indie rock, folk, upbeat power-pop, garage rock and alt-country, the band have created a sound that resides somewhere sonically between The Beach Boys and Of Montreal. It’s a head trip with delicate melodies and soulful wonder. “Do You Get The Joke” is one of the album’s undeniable stand out moments, a gorgeous psych pop nugget of lush orchestration, harmonized beauty, and avant folk charm. The song’s vibrant instrumentation and gentle vocals swirl together with a joyous wonder, it’s a positive song at its core as We Leave At Midnight offer some much needed levity.
The Holy Rolling Flower Band develops moods and vibes that traverse from the airiness of country twang to the warped perceptions of psychedelic fuzz pop. With segues and interludes, the record is built into a sweeping odyssey that revolves around a tight conceptual sound. The Holy Rolling Flower Band is built upon the theme of a psychedelic traveling circus, due in part to the fact the band recoded the album with a variety of players on it and the transitory nature of the collective’s sound. Led by John Dailey, We Leave At Midnight set out “to make a maniacal tour de force that would take you for a dynamic ride that show you how the highs are high and the lows are low.”
12/09 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight w/ Demitasse & Slomo Drags (Album Release Show)