By Cameron Lee
December 11, 2017
All good things must come to an end, and with a recent post on social media, Jack Victor, drummer and vocalist of Asheville based art pop group Midnight Snack have called it quits.
The band’s genre-bending sound is difficult to pinpoint, but having witnessed a performance, it’s an understatement to say this group is immensely talented. Blending Baroque style pop rock with funky horns, synths, and psychedelic undertones with complimenting vocal balance, Midnight Snack’s sound will be difficult to replicate. Their most recent album Child’s Eyes was well received regionally and premiered on Consequence of Sound. We also featured them in our ‘10 Carolina Bands You Need to Listen To’ article in September.
If the news of the breakup isn’t despairing enough, their final song is a sentimentally delightful and somber track with hauntingly winsome vocals and lyrics by Jack Victor, “When did you grow up, yesterday you were a child,” he croons in the intro. The song evokes nostalgic wintry childhood memories while sincere and heartfelt horns come in like a warm and cozy hug to bring the song to an appropriate transition to what seems to be the end to a truly unique sound.
The band will be playing their final show on December 15 at The Mothlight in Asheville, NC.
Listen to “Anything That Might Frighten You” by Midnight Snack: