Midnight Book from Eric Margan and The Red Lions is one of the those albums that needs to be listened to while wearing headphones and just letting the music swallow you whole. Eric Margan combines the core of a rock band with strings, woodwinds and brass players. In today’s musical world, this combination is rare to find, especially in a rock band.
The music created by the band is part rock, part jazz, and part blues, part classical. The band refers to this style as “indie-chamber rock music”. Depending on which song you are listening to by the band, you get a different feel and a different take on the music. A simple way to describe the band’s sound is to take Blood, Sweat & Tears and combine them with Harry Connick Jr.