Departures and Arrivals

Autry Fulbright (…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead) began the musical project Midnight Masses as a way of comprehending, or at least attempting to comprehend, the passing of his father.

However, with its formation came an overabundance of creative contributions from every direction from multiple members, building up an intensity that nearly led to its disbandment. So, unsurprisingly, it’s been a few years since the release of the EP Rapture, Ready, I Gazed at The Body.

This year marks the arrival of Departures. While there are numerous textures, styles and influences permeating the mysterious currents throughout the album, there’s a more focused introspective angle making it less about grieving and more about reflecting upon life.

Midnight Masses will perform tonight at Hotel Vegas, 1502 E. 6th St., sharing the bill with local bands My Education, Think No Think, and On Delay!. Get there after 9 p.m.

– Photography by Will Branch.

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