Midland releases Dwight Yoakam-inspired acoustic EP

Guitars, Couches, Etc., Etc. is nod to country icon

ACM Awards Group of the Year nominees Midland strip down some their most popular songs with Guitars, Couches, Etc., Etc. EP. Available everywhere via Big Machine Records, the five-track project is a clever nod to one of their influences — Dwight Yoakam’s debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. The EP features Midland’s nearly top 30 current single “Cheatin’ Songs” alongside their previous chart toppers 2X platinum-certified “Drinkin’ Problem” and gold certified “Burn Out.”

“The title is a bit tongue in cheek with reference to a seminal album that largely influenced this band cut against the strange reality that we’ve all found ourselves living these last few months…” explains lead singer Mark Wystrach. “It was medicinal to pick these songs back up and re-interpret them in a new way both recording wise and in the arrangements & colorings. We hope you enjoy these new iterations as much as we did making ’em.”

The GRAMMY-nominated trio also present never-before-seen footage from their one-night-only event at the revived North Hollywood venue Palomino.

Let It Roll, Midland’s No. 1 Billboard Top Country Album debut and second critically lauded project, was recorded in four different cities over the course of their relentless touring schedule. Built on classic country’s unapologetic embrace of grown-up themes, Midland’s latest offering is filled with plenty of drinking songs, cheating songs and seduction songs. NPR noted the trio “Evolves Its Vintage Sound” while Esquire proclaimed their music, “as well-worn as the barstool its protagonist refuses to abandon — think warm, Dwight Yoakam-esque country and swirling, Laurel Canyon folk” and The Austin American Statesman praised, “the melodic twang of 1970s country-rock… reaching high above honky-tonk bounds.”

Midland has grown from bar band to an in-demand headliner, spending the past three years on the road selling out headline tours from coast to coast as well as getting to support some of Country music’s biggest stars like George Strait, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Little Big Town.

1. Fourteen Gears (Acoustic)
2. Cheatin’ Songs (Acoustic)
3. Fast Hearts And Slow Towns (Acoustic)
4. Burn Out (Acoustic)
5. Drinkin’ Problem (Acoustic)

Author: Buddy Iahn

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