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Midlake is an American folk rock band from Denton, Texas, formed in 1999. The band consists of Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Scott Lee, Eric Nichelson, Jesse Chandler, and Joey McClellan.

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Background information
OriginDenton, Texas, United States
Years active1999–present
LabelsBella Union, ATO
MembersEric Nichelson
McKenzie Smith
Eric Pulido
Jesse Chandler
Joey McClellan
Scott Lee
Past membersTim Smith
Evan Jacobs
Jason Upshaw
Paul Alexander

In 2012, vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter Tim Smith left the band during the recording of its fourth studio album. Following his departure, guitarist and backing vocalist Eric Pulido filled Smith's vacated role, and the band started afresh with its recordings, releasing Antiphon in 2013.

The band first gained popularity[when?] in Europe, signing to Bella Union Records and later playing at festivals such as Les Inrockuptibles, Wintercase, End of the Road and South by Southwest.