The Midnight | Monsters - Ltd Edition Purple Vinyl
Indies-only limited edition gatefold double purple-swirl vinyl
Having gone from online cult fascination to selling out London’s Roundhouse in 2019 the album finds the duo (lyricist, guitarist Tyler Lyle and instrumentalist and producer Tim McEwan) creating a sweeping sound that fuses Americana archetypes with an evocative electronic palette referencing synth-driven film scores, deep house, pop, and rock.
‘Monsters’ (released via Counter Records, home to Maribou State, Odesza, Chrome Sparks) sees a continuation of The Midnight’s immersive worldbuilding that has attracted a rabid fanbase.
From the album artwork to the song titles, the record excavates teenage emotions through nostalgic touchstones — the early internet, VHS tapes, Playstations, movie posters — to recreate the thrilling and crushing experiences of those tumultuous years.
Recommended if you like: Stranger Things OST, The 1975, M83, Kavinsky, Chromatics, Hot Chip, Gesaffelstein, Chvrches.