Whenever NPR premieres an album, our first thought is: Is this NPR music? We're working on changing our outlook, we swear. In any case, Midlake's The Courage of Others has been getting plenty of burn around this office as well. Like, it's the dead of winter, how could we not listen to an album that has copious amounts of flutes and songs about trees dying and growing old, and, like, a creek freezing and thawing and what that means to our mortality. If that's your thing, and unless you are the most cynical person on Earth, it probably will be, stream the album from the link below.
Stream: Midlake, The Courage of Others