We Leave at Midnight

Premiere DateNov 30, 2015
Categories Media Music
0:00 Introducing We Leave At Midnight
1:32 Thump the Clouds We Leave at Midnight
6:32 Hold On!!!! We Leave at Midnight
10:59 Owl at the Moon We Leave at Midnight
14:26 My Tito We Leave at Midnight
17:33 New Year We Leave at Midnight
23:11 Mic Break
23:24 Interview with John Dailey
39:59 Mic Break
40:42 Science Has a Place for You We Leave at Midnight
44:13 Keep God to Yourself We Leave at Midnight
49:19 Don't Wake Me Up We Leave at Midnight
54:02 Reach into the Ether We Leave at Midnight
60:29 Finish

Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR! In keeping with the San Antonio, Texas musical coverage of recent weeks, today’s show will feature another talented group from the area.

Photo courtesy of We Leave at Midnight

It may sound profound, but We Leave at Midnight’s name is actually derived from a late night taco excursion. If Tex Mex at any hour doesn’t capture the essence of the band’s San Antonio hometown, we can’t be sure what does.

We Leave at Midnight first began as the solo project of lead singer John Dailey. His ambitious musical endeavors began at a young age, as he first recorded himself in junior high school with a four track tape. Over the years, Dailey wrote songs that grew into intricate and elaborate pieces. He then called upon other musicians to help deepen his sound.

“I had a bunch of extra songs and slowly and collectively the band formed organically,” says Dailey. “As the songs got more complex and complicated and the arrangements started building up, I started adding more musicians.”

Photo courtesy of We Leave at Midnight

Dailey describes We Leave at Midnight as an indie band, but he draws influence from a bouquet of different genres. On their Bandcamp page, a description compares We Leave at Midnight to a union of the Beatles, Pet Sounds era Beach Boys, 50’s doo-wop, and a hint of pop-friendly sounds spanning across generations. When listening to their songs, the aforementioned influences certainly shine through, but We Leave at Midnight manage to deliver each note in an assertive and distinct way.

This past summer, the group released a five song EP titled “Terror Flora,” their first showing since their debut self-titled LP in 2012. Their sophomore album and a second EP are due out via the San Anto label Texas Is Funny in the near future.

But enough words, check out the tunes for yourself.

And don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on We Leave at Midnight!

Playlist

0:00 Introducing We Leave At Midnight
1:32 Thump the Clouds – We Leave at Midnight
6:32 Hold On!!!! – We Leave at Midnight
10:59 Owl at the Moon – We Leave at Midnight
14:26 My Tito – We Leave at Midnight
17:33 New Year – We Leave at Midnight
23:11 Mic Break
23:24 Interview with John Dailey
39:59 Mic Break
40:42 Science Has a Place for You – We Leave at Midnight
44:13 Keep God to Yourself – We Leave at Midnight
49:19 Don’t Wake Me Up – We Leave at Midnight
54:02 Reach into the Ether – We Leave at Midnight
60:29 Finish

Samantha Spoto was the Social Media Coordinator for BTR as well as the host of Discovery Corner before leaving BTR in 2016. She attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she studied…

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