Fans of The National, Andrew Bird and other purveyors of darkly elegant chamber pop already know Midlake, or else they should get familiar. The talented Texans released one of last decade's best singles with "Roscoe," and their latest album "The Courage of Others" continues to deliver gorgeous arrangements and vocals steeped in solemnity.

Fans of The National, Andrew Bird and other purveyors of darkly elegant chamber pop already know Midlake, or else they should get familiar. The talented Texans released one of last decade's best singles with "Roscoe," and their latest album "The Courage of Others" continues to deliver gorgeous arrangements and vocals steeped in solemnity.