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Mid-2000s indie rock is dead, long live mid-2000s indie rock. Midlake’s Eric Pulido has formed a new indie rock supergroup called BNQT (pronounced “banquet”), and recruited members of contemporary bands like Band of Horses and Franz Ferdinand to back him up.

The band features five vocalists (Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, Travis’ Fran Healy, and Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, in addition to Pulido) with Midlake members McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler supporting on drums, guitar, and keys. On Monday, BNQT released their first single, “Restart.”

“That’s what art is about for me, creating with other people that you love and appreciate,” Pulido said in a statement.

BNQT’s appropriately named debut album, Volume 1, is due out April 28 from Dualtone. Listen to “Restart” below.

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