“Acts of Man/Rulers, Ruling al Things” (MP3)

    “Acts of Man,” the first single from Midlake’s hotly anticipated third album The Courage of Others, and its b-side, “Rulers, Ruling All Things,” have hit the hype Machine like a bomb in the last 12 hours, spreading like magma. And for good reason: It’s the first music we’ve heard from the band in nearly three years, and it’s the kind of sweeping, regal folksy track that broke the band big via The Trials of Van Occupanther. 


    The Courage of Others is due out on Feb. 2 via Bella Union. [Stereogum