Midwife: S.W.I.M.

Denver-based multi-instrumentalist, Madeline Johnston through her dark dreampop project, Midwife, will release her six-song album, Forever, scheduled to come out April 10th, 2020 through a very appropriate home for her sound, San Francisco's The Flenser.

Forever began taking shape after the demise of Denver DIY space Rhinoceropolis, where the artist once resided and became close with her friend, Colin Ward, who passed away unexpectedly in 2018. The album is dedicated to his memory, as the dolefulness in Johnston's songwriting is balanced with equal parts of warmheartedness and dim rays of hope. "I wanted to write him a letter. I wanted to make something for him in his memory," she says of the album's aim.

The very sorrowful, S.W.I.M., is the latest track revealed off the album, a piece of shoegazing grace and beauty, and something that overpowers with its controlled expansiveness and disarming simplicity.

Midwife will be touring North America in support of the new LP, with an in between outing at the Flenser 10 Year Showcase at Roadburn Festival in Netherlands.

Artist photo by Katie Langley

Midwife, on tour:
March 27 Denver, CO - Kickoff at NCRC +
March 28 Estes Park, CO - Stanley Hotel
March 29 CO Springs, CO - Shove Chapel at Colorado College +
March 30 Santa Fe, NM - Ghost. +
March 31 Albuquerque, NM - Gold House +
April 1 Oklahoma City, OK - Ch√Ęteau Casa House +
April 2 Kansas City, MO - Farewell Transmission +
April 3 St Louis, MO - Schlafly Tap Room +
April 4 Nashville, TN - Drkmttr +
April 5 Cincinnati, OH - Torn Light +
April 6 Louisville, KY - Kaiju Bar +
April 8 Pittsburgh, PA - Collision +
April 9 Richmond, VA - Fallout +
April 10 Washington DC - Rhizome +
April 11 Brooklyn, NY - Gold Sounds +
April 12 Beacon, NY - Quinn’s
April 13 New Haven, CT - Never Get To Be Cool
April 18 Tilburg, The Netherlands - Roadburn Festival - The Flenser 10th Anniversary Showcase
April 23 New York, NY - Commend - Presented by RVNG intl
April 24 Baltimore - The Undercroft
April 25 Philadelphia, PA - House Show
April 26 Toledo, OH - Robinwood Concert House
April 27 Chicago, IL - Happy Gallery +
April 28 Rock Island, IL - Rozz-Tox
April 29 Iowa City, IA - Trumpet Blossom - Presented by Feed Me Weird Things
April 30 Fairfield, IA - The Bookhouse
May 1 Omaha, NE - Brother's Lounge

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