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The Midway State

The Midway State is a Canadian alternative rock band from Toronto that hit the music scene with their first album Holes, in 2008. Since then, they've been nominated for a Juno, voted Best New Artist at the MuchMusic Video Awards by viewers and recorded a song with Lady Gaga! Although the Peter Gabriel cover of "Don't Give Up" was never released, lead vocalist Nathan Ferraro tells us, it can still be found on youtube. The band has also toured in North Amaerica and Europe, with Jimmy Eat World, Kate Nash, Death Cab for Cutie, Third Eye Blind and K-OS, to name a few. Most recently, they released a second full-length album in July 2011 called, Paris or India.

mindyourmind volunteer Taylor, was more than thrilled to meet lead vocalist Nathan and guitarist Mike for an interview! A huge fan of the band, Taylor actually covered their song "Atlantic", in our 2011 International Youth Day Mash Up Challenge! Nathan tells us what his own favorite song is to play or perform off of the Paris and India album and he leaves us to ponder one of his favorite Lord of the Ring quotes, "all that glitters is not gold"...check out the whole interview and find out how The Midway State deals with stressful times.

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