Artist Biography Fair to Midland is an American progressive rock band that formed in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas. They are currently signed to E1 Music. According to the band's official website, their name comes from "...an old Texan play on the term 'fair to middling'." The band produced two self-released albums and one album and an EP under Serjical Strike. Their latest album, fourth in their discography, entitled Arrows and Anchors was released in July 2011. In 2012, the band released two independent live DVDs and is currently writing material for a fifth studio album.