MIDLAND’s Mark Wystrach, Cam Duddy, and Jess Carson like their music straight-up. Hardcore country, the kind you find in forgotten bars in Arizona, New Mexico, parts of Texas, Bakersfield, Reno, wherever the neon’s buzzing, but not quite dead. The Grammy®-nominated trio plots a resurgence of their thick harmonies, sad melodies, tart lyrics and steel guitar with THE LAST RESORT, today releasing lead track “Sunrise Tells The Story.” The full five-song collection is slated for 7/16 via Big Machine Records with a pre-order available now.
Midland’s vocal chemistry and overlapping musical influences have forged an alliance that’s created an oasis of Wurlitzer country for icehouses, taverns, beer joints, out of the way honky-tonks and other hole in the walls. Praised by The Austin American Statesman for “reaching high above honky tonk bounds” – The New York Times has also cited the trio for “their retro country elegance.”
Midland isn’t kidding about the past. They love Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart, Willie Nelson, the Hanks – Williams, Thompson and Snow, Buck Owens, George Jones, Emmylou, Dolly, Loretta, Tammy, Porter Wagoner, Conway Twitty, Mickey Gilley, Glen Campbell, Johnny Lee. But it’s not just vintage vinyl and 8-tracks, the threesome puts their music where their hearts are. They’ve taken their songs into the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas… brought their sweat- slinging live shows to Billy Bob’s, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo… reanimated North Hollywood’s legendary Palomino Club… put down roots in Dripping Springs and spent time around the Country Music Hall of Fame. Unfiltered, full-tilt, they want their country 120 proof. Whether it’s a cheating song, a heartbreak ballad or a shoot-out-the-lights romper, they savor the notion and the emotions with a gusto unseen for decades and THE LAST RESORT is all about it.