Horror Show
by The Midnight

— Released 19th March 2021 on Counter Records

LA based duo The Midnight have announced news of the digital release of forthcoming EP ‘Horror Show’, also dropping new single ‘Neon Medusa’.

Tapping into The Midnight’s trademark sound, ‘Neon Medusa’ combines fluttering retro synths, driving kick drums and a killer guitar solo with Tyler Lyle’s flawless vocals, delivering a track that’s equal parts invigorating and nostalgic. ‘Horror Show’ will receive its full release on 19th March and follows after the LA band...

LA based duo The Midnight have announced news of the digital release of forthcoming EP ‘Horror Show’, also dropping new single ‘Neon Medusa’.

Tapping into The Midnight’s trademark sound, ‘Neon Medusa’ combines fluttering retro synths, driving kick drums and a killer guitar solo with Tyler Lyle’s flawless vocals, delivering a track that’s equal parts invigorating and nostalgic. ‘Horror Show’ will receive its full release on 19th March and follows after the LA band’s latest LP release ‘Monsters’ that achieved #85 in the UK Top 100 Album Chart, #1 Itunes Electronic Album in five countries, and #9 in Billboard Album Sales. As well as achieving BBC Radio 1 support from tastemaker Jack Saunders who supported 'Deep Blue’ and announcing that they’ll be returning to British shores in 2022 to headline London’s Brixton Academy as part of their UK/EU tour.

“Through the process of making the album art for Monsters and thinking about the ephemera in a teenager’s bedroom, we began to ask ourselves questions about the television,” The Midnight explain. “What was that shadowy figure coming out of the static screen? The world of late night television that I remember from my teenage years was much older than the era in which I grew up. The Twilight Zone. The black and white Universal Monster films from the 50s  and 60s. Plan 9 From Outer Space. That world of intrigue seemed so much more romantic and timeless through adolescent eyes. 

They continue: “More than the rise of big budget horror movies, that quiet era of Creature From The Black Lagoon, House on Haunted Hill, and Plan 9 From Outer Space did far more to inform me about the darkness and strangeness in the human condition, than did the more brutal and gory films that would come later. It was those films you just stumbled upon, that you couldn’t look away from- the Kurosawa films, Hitchcock, the melodramas of shows like Dark Shadows. This is our little homage to the eerie romance of the stumbled upon late night black and white horror film.”

Consisting of Tyler Lyle, a songwriter from the Deep South, and Danish producer Tim McEwan, The Midnight formed in 2012 after meeting at a co-writing workshop in North Hollywood. Inspired in part by the score for Drive and the retro-synth genre growing around its release, the pair wrote two singles ‘WeMoveForward’ and ‘Gloria’, that would later be released as part of their debut EP ‘Days of Thunder’. The duo then released 12-track LP Endless Summer in 2016 and Nocturnal the year after, which spent several weeks as a Bandcamp best-seller. This followed with 2018’s ‘Kids’ that reached #1 on the Billboard ‘Dance/Electronic’ charts. Their most recent album, Monsters, came last year, an acclaimed LP described by The Express as their “most stylish and creative music yet”.

Horror Show
by The Midnight

— Released 19th March 2021 on Counter Records

Physical

12" (COUNT221C)

Limited Edition Transparent Orange LP

Limited Edition LP pressed on Limited Edition Transparent Orange vinyl. Mastered at 45 RPM.

Side A

1. The Stranger

2. Ghost In Your Stereo

3. Neon Medusa

Side B

1. Devil Make A Deal

2. Good In Red

3. Because The Night (Feat. Nikki Flores)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping week commencing May 3rd.

£16.00
 
12" (COUNT221)

Limited Edition Smoke LP

Limited Edition LP pressed on Limited Edition Smoke vinyl. Mastered at 45 RPM.

Side A

1. The Stranger

2. Ghost In Your Stereo

3. Neon Medusa

Side B

1. Devil Make A Deal

2. Good In Red

3. Because The Night (Feat. Nikki Flores)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping week commencing May 3rd.

£16.00
 
Cassette (COUNTCAS221C)

Limited Edition Transparent Orange Cassette

Limited Edition Transparent Orange Cassette. 

Side A: 

1. The Stranger

2. Ghost In Your Stereo

3. Neon Medusa

4. Devil Make A Deal

5. Good In Red

6. Because The Night (Feat. Nikki Flores)

Side B:

1. The Stranger (instrumental)

2. Ghost In Your Stereo (instrumental)

3. Neon Medusa (instrumental)

4. Devil Make A Deal (instrumental)

5. Good In Red (instrumental)

6. Because The Night (instrumental)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping week commencing April 5th.

£8.00
 
Cassette (COUNTCAS221S)

Limited Edition Translucent Grey Cassette

Limited Edition Translucent Grey Cassette.

Side A: 

1. The Stranger

2. Ghost In Your Stereo

3. Neon Medusa

4. Devil Make A Deal

5. Good In Red

6. Because The Night (Feat. Nikki Flores)

Side B:

1. The Stranger (instrumental)

2. Ghost In Your Stereo (instrumental)

3. Neon Medusa (instrumental)

4. Devil Make A Deal (instrumental)

5. Good In Red (instrumental)

6. Because The Night (instrumental)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping week commencing April 5th.

£8.00
 

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Physical

Digital

12" (COUNT221C)

Limited Edition Transparent Orange LP

Limited Edition LP pressed on Limited Edition Transparent Orange vinyl. Mastered at 45 RPM.

Side A

1. The Stranger

2. Ghost In Your Stereo

3. Neon Medusa

Side B

1. Devil Make A Deal

2. Good In Red

3. Because The Night (Feat. Nikki Flores)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping week commencing May 3rd.

£16.00
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12" (COUNT221)

Limited Edition Smoke LP

Limited Edition LP pressed on Limited Edition Smoke vinyl. Mastered at 45 RPM.

Side A

1. The Stranger

2. Ghost In Your Stereo

3. Neon Medusa

Side B

1. Devil Make A Deal

2. Good In Red

3. Because The Night (Feat. Nikki Flores)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping week commencing May 3rd.

£16.00
MP3 (COUNTDNL221X)
£4.00
Cassette (COUNTCAS221C)

Limited Edition Transparent Orange Cassette

Limited Edition Transparent Orange Cassette. 

Side A: 

1. The Stranger

2. Ghost In Your Stereo

3. Neon Medusa

4. Devil Make A Deal

5. Good In Red

6. Because The Night (Feat. Nikki Flores)

Side B:

1. The Stranger (instrumental)

2. Ghost In Your Stereo (instrumental)

3. Neon Medusa (instrumental)

4. Devil Make A Deal (instrumental)

5. Good In Red (instrumental)

6. Because The Night (instrumental)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping week commencing April 5th.

£8.00
16-bit WAV (COUNTDNL221XW)
£5.00
Cassette (COUNTCAS221S)

Limited Edition Translucent Grey Cassette

Limited Edition Translucent Grey Cassette.

Side A: 

1. The Stranger

2. Ghost In Your Stereo

3. Neon Medusa

4. Devil Make A Deal

5. Good In Red

6. Because The Night (Feat. Nikki Flores)

Side B:

1. The Stranger (instrumental)

2. Ghost In Your Stereo (instrumental)

3. Neon Medusa (instrumental)

4. Devil Make A Deal (instrumental)

5. Good In Red (instrumental)

6. Because The Night (instrumental)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping week commencing April 5th.

£8.00

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Tracklist

  • Cassette
  • Cassette
  • 12"
  • 12"
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    The Stranger
  2. 2
    Ghost in Your Stereo
  3. 3
    Neon Medusa
  4. 4
    Devil Make a Deal
  5. 5
    Good in Red
  6. 6
    Because The Night  (featuring Nikki Flores)
  7. 7
    Neon Medusa  (Edit)
  8.  
    Play All (7)
  1. 1
    The Stranger
  2. 2
    Ghost in Your Stereo
  3. 3
    Neon Medusa
  4. 4
    Devil Make a Deal
  5. 5
    Good in Red
  6. 6
    Because The Night  (featuring Nikki Flores)
  7. 7
    Neon Medusa  (Edit)
  8.  
    Play All (7)
  1. 1
    The Stranger
  2. 2
    Ghost in Your Stereo
  3. 3
    Neon Medusa
  4. 4
    Devil Make a Deal
  5. 5
    Good in Red
  6. 6
    Because The Night  (featuring Nikki Flores)
  7. 7
    Neon Medusa  (Edit)
  8.  
    Play All (7)
  1. 1
    The Stranger
  2. 2
    Ghost in Your Stereo
  3. 3
    Neon Medusa
  4. 4
    Devil Make a Deal
  5. 5
    Good in Red
  6. 6
    Because The Night  (featuring Nikki Flores)
  7. 7
    Neon Medusa  (Edit)
  8.  
    Play All (7)
  1. 1
    The Stranger
  2. 2
    Ghost in Your Stereo
  3. 3
    Neon Medusa
  4. 4
    Devil Make a Deal
  5. 5
    Good in Red
  6. 6
    Because The Night  (featuring Nikki Flores)
  7. 7
    Neon Medusa  (Edit)
  8.  
    Play All (7)
  1. 1
    The Stranger
  2. 2
    Ghost in Your Stereo
  3. 3
    Neon Medusa
  4. 4
    Devil Make a Deal
  5. 5
    Good in Red
  6. 6
    Because The Night  (featuring Nikki Flores)
  7. 7
    Neon Medusa  (Edit)
  8.  
    Play All (7)

LA based duo The Midnight have announced news of the digital release of forthcoming EP ‘Horror Show’, also dropping new single ‘Neon Medusa’.

Tapping into The Midnight’s trademark sound, ‘Neon Medusa’ combines fluttering retro synths, driving kick drums and a killer guitar solo with Tyler Lyle’s flawless vocals, delivering a track that’s equal parts invigorating and nostalgic. ‘Horror Show’ will receive its full release on 19th March and follows after the LA band...

LA based duo The Midnight have announced news of the digital release of forthcoming EP ‘Horror Show’, also dropping new single ‘Neon Medusa’.

Tapping into The Midnight’s trademark sound, ‘Neon Medusa’ combines fluttering retro synths, driving kick drums and a killer guitar solo with Tyler Lyle’s flawless vocals, delivering a track that’s equal parts invigorating and nostalgic. ‘Horror Show’ will receive its full release on 19th March and follows after the LA band’s latest LP release ‘Monsters’ that achieved #85 in the UK Top 100 Album Chart, #1 Itunes Electronic Album in five countries, and #9 in Billboard Album Sales. As well as achieving BBC Radio 1 support from tastemaker Jack Saunders who supported 'Deep Blue’ and announcing that they’ll be returning to British shores in 2022 to headline London’s Brixton Academy as part of their UK/EU tour.

“Through the process of making the album art for Monsters and thinking about the ephemera in a teenager’s bedroom, we began to ask ourselves questions about the television,” The Midnight explain. “What was that shadowy figure coming out of the static screen? The world of late night television that I remember from my teenage years was much older than the era in which I grew up. The Twilight Zone. The black and white Universal Monster films from the 50s  and 60s. Plan 9 From Outer Space. That world of intrigue seemed so much more romantic and timeless through adolescent eyes. 

They continue: “More than the rise of big budget horror movies, that quiet era of Creature From The Black Lagoon, House on Haunted Hill, and Plan 9 From Outer Space did far more to inform me about the darkness and strangeness in the human condition, than did the more brutal and gory films that would come later. It was those films you just stumbled upon, that you couldn’t look away from- the Kurosawa films, Hitchcock, the melodramas of shows like Dark Shadows. This is our little homage to the eerie romance of the stumbled upon late night black and white horror film.”

Consisting of Tyler Lyle, a songwriter from the Deep South, and Danish producer Tim McEwan, The Midnight formed in 2012 after meeting at a co-writing workshop in North Hollywood. Inspired in part by the score for Drive and the retro-synth genre growing around its release, the pair wrote two singles ‘WeMoveForward’ and ‘Gloria’, that would later be released as part of their debut EP ‘Days of Thunder’. The duo then released 12-track LP Endless Summer in 2016 and Nocturnal the year after, which spent several weeks as a Bandcamp best-seller. This followed with 2018’s ‘Kids’ that reached #1 on the Billboard ‘Dance/Electronic’ charts. Their most recent album, Monsters, came last year, an acclaimed LP described by The Express as their “most stylish and creative music yet”.