Not too long ago, Mike Sempert (frontman for Oakland‘s Birds & Batteries) decided his life needed some change. So he adopted a dog, moved to Silver Lake, married his sweetheart, and wrote a solo album (not necessarily in that order). Mid Dream drops Tuesday, May 6th via Velvet Blue Music and is an earnest collection of old soul songwriting ranging from tranquil tones to grandiose orchestration but always carrying a heartfelt ambience much like the original guests on Austin City Limits. Here’s “Oceans Of Rock And Roll”:
Mike Sempert will perform tonight at The Hotel Cafe.