Texas indie/psych rock five-piece We Leave At Midnight ooze an undeniable, effortless cool that mixes with genuine and creative talent for a combination that’s just simply impressive. With a sound that brings together the modern sensibilities of unique indie acts like Vulfpeck and Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground and weaves in presumed influences from the likes of earlier era pioneers like the Band, the Zombies, and even the Beach Boys, WLAM really have a winning formula on their hands. It’s entirely evident on their newest single, “Do You Get The Joke?,” which you can listen to below.
“I wrote [“Do You Get The Joke?”] in this old house that I had just moved into with two of my friends,” recalls vocalist John Dailey. “There was no heat and it got so cold at night and in the morning that you could see your breath. I remember working on it early in the morning on a Wurlitzer electric piano with the power turned off so I wouldn’t wake anyone up.”
Inventively arranged with brilliant layers of instrumentation, inviting vocal melodies, and dreamy, whimsical vibes aplenty, we won’t pretend to get the joke but we find it delightful regardless. Even though the track clocks in at nearly five minutes, it’s still not enough, so clear some space in your schedule.
“Do You Get The Joke?” is taken from We Leave At Midnight’s upcoming album, titled The Holy Rolling Flower Band, which will be released on December 9 through Texas Is Funny Records. Pre-orders are available now for digital copies and limited edition cassettes (100 copies).
The band will celebrate the album with a release show on its official drop date, December 9, in San Antonio, Texas at Limelight with support from Demitasse and Slomo Drags.