black midi recently released Cavalcovers, an EP featuring covers of Taylor Swift, King Crimson, and Captain Beefheart, via Rough Trade. The band launched a tour this week, and they arrive locally to perform at Black Cat on Tuesday, April 5.
The EP marked the kickoff of their North American tour and follows Cavalcade, praised as one of the best albums of 2021 by The New York Times, Pitchfork, The FADER, Stereogum, and more. Last year, black midi recorded five special fan-voted covers for different territories and retailers that were available on bespoke limited flexis for fans that pre-ordered Cavalcade. Now, three of those covers are available for all to hear.
Cavalcovers includes a cover of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man,” which for the first-time ever features all three members on vocals. It also features saxophone by Kaidi Akinnibi, who often plays live with the band.
Watch black midi perform live on KEXP at Home in a session recorded in London in 2021 via YouTube:
black midi — Geordie Greep (guitar/vocals), Cameron Picton (bass/vocals), and Morgan Simpson (drums) — are one of the few young art-rock bands breaking through with their own inimitable sound. Cavalcade is a stunning and expansive record, more and more revealing with successive listens. “The emphasis when we were making and sequencing Cavalcade was to make music that was as dramatic and as exciting as possible,” Geordie said.
Tuesday, April 5
Doors @ 7:30pm