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Middle Kids Tap Into The Pseudo-Conscious Nature Of Our Society In “Beliefs And Prayers”

“We know we’ve seen it all we got brother against brother cashing in their treasure”

Photo: Maclay Heriot

Unlike the amount of inspirational quotes on Instagram that promote openness, the truth is we all subconsciously/unconsciously reject other people’s beliefs if they don’t fit into our criteria (think of pineapple pizza controversy). Aussie trio Middle Kids addresses that stubborn habit of ours but from a societal context in their song “Beliefs And Prayers” where they criticize the crowd psychology of rejecting whatever the authority says is wrong. Through strumming strings and lyrical prose, the trio unpeels the layers of hypocrisy that exists in our so-called open-mindedness:

The track is from the trio’s upcoming EP New Songs For Old Problems, which will be out on May 24 via Domino. They will start touring with Local Natives next month, so go see them:

05/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

05/16 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre

05/17 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre

05/18 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

05/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

05/23 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

05/24 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

05/25 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

05/27 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

05/28 – Montreal, QC @ Rialto Theatre

05/30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise

05/31 – Boston, MA @ Paradise

06/01 – Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AE

06/03 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

06/04 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

06/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

06/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

06/10 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

06/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater

06/13 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater

06/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

06/15 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

06/17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

06/19 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Theatre

06/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

06/21 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

06/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

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