New Music from The Middle East

While most of the Australian bands we’ve been following have had a fairly similar sound, that can’t be said for Townsville’s The Middle East.  They’ve been rather quiet since their EP came out in 2009, but there is hope on the horizon for fans.  They’ve got a new single, “Jesus Came to My Birthday Party,” and its absolutely fantastic.  It’s a low-key folk experiment from the start, but the song bursts forth about a minute into it, and from there you’re riding a magic carpet of soloing guitars and fuzz, all the way to the end.  If they can write such warm tracks filled with this kind of spirit, then I can’t wait to see what else they’ve got in store for us all in 2011.

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Download: The Middle East – Jesus Came to My Birthday Party [MP3]

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