The Midnight (band)

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The Midnight
The Midnight - The Globe 2017-1118.jpg
The Midnight live at The Globe Theatre Los Angeles 2017
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, CA
GenresSynthwave, electronic
Years active2012–present
LabelsIndependent, Silk Music
Associated actsTyler Lyle, Nikki Flores, FM-84, Timecop1983, Scavenger Hunt, Jesse Molloy, Thomas Edinger
Websitethemidnightofficial.com
Members
  • Tim McEwan
  • Tyler Lyle

The Midnight is a synthwave band composed of New York based singer-songwriter Tyler Lyle and LA based Danish-born producer, songwriter and singer Tim McEwan.[1]

The band was formed as a result of Tyler and Tim meeting during a co-writing workshop in 2012 in North Hollywood, CA[2].[3] Inspired in part by the score for Drive and the retro synth genre growing around its release,[3] the pair wrote two singles "WeMoveForward" and "Gloria", that would be released two years later in 2014 as part of their debut EP titled Days of Thunder.[4] In 2016, the duo released a 12 track LP Endless Summer,[5] followed in 2017 with the release of Nocturnal,[6] which spent several weeks as a best seller on the music distribution website Bandcamp and reaching #17 on Billboard's dance/electronic charts October 2017.[7] The band went on to perform their second sell out concert, taking place at the Globe Theatre on Broadway in Los Angeles in November 2017.[8]

Discography[edit]

Globe Theatre, Nov 2017

LP/EPs[edit]

  • Days of Thunder (July 15, 2014)
  • Days of Thunder (the instrumentals) (March 20, 2016)
  • Endless Summer (August 5, 2016)
  • Endless Summer (the instrumentals) (August 13, 2016)
  • The Midnight Remixed (August 14, 2017)
  • Nocturnal (October 13, 2017)
  • Kids (September 21, 2018)

Singles[edit]

  • "Lost & Found (The Midnight remix)" (March 13, 2016)
  • "Sunset" (May 13, 2016)
  • "Vampires" (June 10, 2016)
  • "Sunset (Michael Cassette Remix)" (August 7, 2017)
  • "Crystalline" (September 22, 2017)
  • "Synthetic (Mango, We Are All Astronauts, Lost Empire Remixes)" (December 18, 2017)
  • "Lost Boy" (July 13, 2018)
  • "America 2" (August 3, 2018)
  • "Arcade Dreams" (September 7, 2018)

Remixes[edit]

  • Drake - 0 To 100 (The Midnight Remix) (UNOFFICIAL REMIX) (July 2016)
  • Scavenger Hunt - Never Enough (The Midnight Remix) (November 8, 2016)
  • ARIZONA - Oceans Away (The Midnight Remix) (February 24, 2017)
  • Clubhouse - Kyra (The Midnight Remix) (April 10, 2017)
  • Jon Bellion - 80s Films (The Midnight Remix) (UNOFFICIAL REMIX) (25 June, 2017)
  • The Night Game - The Outfield (The Midnight Remix) (April 27, 2018)

Live performances[edit]

  • DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA (July 14, 2017)[9]
  • Globe Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (November 18, 2017)[8]
  • Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (March 16, 2018)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Midnight". The Midnight.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33B7uhyY4HY
  3. ^ a b Tausi New VHS Technologist (20 April 2017). "The Midnight Live Stream Video, April 10/2017" – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Days of Thunder, by The Midnight". The Midnight.
  5. ^ "Endless Summer, by The Midnight". The Midnight.
  6. ^ "Nocturnal, by The Midnight". The Midnight.
  7. ^ "Reliving the Past with The Midnight: An In-Depth Interview". 12 November 2017.
  8. ^ a b "FM-84 and The Midnight @ The Globe Theatre - LA Music Blog". lamusicblog.com.
  9. ^ "DNA Lounge: FM-84 & The Midnight, 14 Jul 2017 (Fri)".
  10. ^ "Bowery Presents: The Midnight & Arcade High, 16 Mar, 2018 (Fri)".