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My Morning Jacket – “Love Love Love”

Next month, My Morning Jacket will return with a new self-titled LP, and it’ll be their first new studio album since they released The Waterfall in 2015. Frontman Jim James produced and engineered the album, and the band knocked it out in two recording sessions in Los Angeles. The band already shared the early track “Regularly Scheduled Programming,” and now they’ve also shared the new single “Love Love Love.”
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My Morning Jacket Readies First Studio Album in Six Years, Shares First Single

My Morning Jacket will release its first new studio album in nearly six years, an 11-track, self-titled affair, on Oct. 22 via ATO Records. First single “Regularly Scheduled Programming” is out now, accompanied by a video directed by frontman Jim James (pictured in center) in tandem with George Mays. The group will support the new […]
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We’ve Got A File On You: Black Thought

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. More »
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Ricky Reed, Jim James, & Duendita – “Us (How Sweet It Was)”

Although he spent many years in the late '00s and early '10s attempting to break through with his Oakland-based pop-leaning hip-hop project Wallpaper., Ricky Reed found his true calling this past decade as a go-to producer for acts such as Lizzo, Twenty One Pilots, Meghan Trainor, the Weeknd, Jason Derulo, and Halsey. He's worked with … More »
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Premature Evaluation: My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II

The first new My Morning Jacket song you'll hear in almost half a decade is about paralysis. The first words you'll hear Jim James sing are "I’ve been wrong for so long/ Risking my life for the sake of the song." It's strikingly out of character -- no matter the sadness that could run across … More »
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My Morning Jacket’s New Album The Waterfall II Out This Friday

It has been five long years since My Morning Jacket last released an album. And intermittently for some time after The Waterfall arrived in 2015, Jim James would talk about how there was all this other material left over -- enough for a sister album that could come out quicker than MMJ's LPs … More »
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My Morning Jacket to Drop Surprise New Album, ‘The Waterfall II,’ on Friday

My Morning Jacket announced Tuesday morning that they will release “The Waterfall II,” a companion album to its 2015 release “The Waterfall,” on Friday via ATO Records. The Kentucky-reared rock act will host an online listening party for the album Thursday at 9 p.m. ET via its YouTube and Facebook pages. “The Waterfall II” will […]
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Livestream The John Prine Tribute Concert With Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Kurt Vile, & Many More

John Prine passed away a few months ago following complications with COVID-19. He's been honored with a good deal of cover songs and tributes since then, and tonight a whole bunch of people have gotten together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary songwriter. Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine is airing … More »
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, News, Stephen Colbert, Bonnie Raitt, Kurt Vile, Bill Murray, Kevin Bacon, Jim James, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Billy Bob Thorton, Amanda Shires, Strugill Simpson

Watch Brian Wilson Perform “Love And Mercy” On Colbert

Stephen Colbert, like the rest of the late-night talk show hosts, has been getting musicians to perform from home during the pandemic. On Thursday night's episode of The Late Show, he had Brian Wilson on to perform "Love And Mercy" on his piano. "Hi this is Brian Wilson, everyone," Wilson introduced himself. "I just want … More »
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Watch Jim James, Will Oldham, & Other Kentucky Musicians Sing New Charity Single “Lift Up Louisville”

We've seen a whole lot of all-star singalongs in recent weeks -- like the celeb-heavy Canadian one that aired as part of a COVID-19 relief special last one -- but the new song "Lift Up Louisville" is a little different. The new single has been created specifically by the musicians of the music-rich Kentucky city … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Kentucky, My Morning Jacket, Jim James, Louisville, Will Oldham, Scott Carney, Daniel Martin Moore, Teddy Abrams, Jecorey Arthur, Wax Fang, Jim James Will Oldham, Other Kentucky Musicians Sing New Charity Single

Watch Jim James Cover Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me” On Colbert

A few months ago, My Morning Jacket leader Jim James put out a new record: The Order Of Nature, a full-length collaboration with Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra. But right now, James does not seem too concerned about promoting his own music. Instead, James has been out on the internet, doing what … More »
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Weekend Music Live-Streams Include Grand Ole Opry, Light in the Attic Special, Ben Folds, ACM Pre-Show and More

This weekend’s music live-stream offerings are kicked off by country favorite Ashley McBryde doing an album release show Friday night and participating in the weekly Grand Ole Opry broadcast Saturday with Lauren Alaina and Terri Clark. Web festivals or multi-act benefit lineups weigh heavy in the Friday and Saturday listings. A show sponsored by Light […]
Tags: News, Jim James, The Decemberists, Ben Folds, Linda Perry, Lauren Alaina, Justin Moore, Terri Clark, Grand Ole Opry, Jade Bird, Ashley McBryde, Music Live-streams, Light in the Attic Records

Watch Jim James Cover The Beatles For COVID-19 Relief Fund

Jim James is no stranger to covering George Harrison songs. One of his first true solo endeavors, back when he was still going by Yim Yames outside of My Morning Jacket, was the Tribute To EP. Featuring James' interpretation of six Harrison songs, from both the Beatles and his own solo career, the EP was … More »
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Watch Neil Young, Jim James Play For Bernie Sanders Digital Rally

Bernie Sanders' primary campaign has had many things his opponents' did not, and that includes a very impressive lineup of musicians playing for him. Yesterday, it was announced that this would be no different for tonight's digital rally, which features Neil Young -- who just recently endorsed Sanders officially … More »
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Neil Young, Jim James Announced For Bernie Sanders Digital Rally

Bernie Sanders has gotten quite the spread of musicians to support him and play at his rallies. Ahead of this Tuesday's primary election, his campaign with livestream a digital rally that will feature guests appearances from Neil Young and Daryl Hannah -- Young officially endorsed Sanders for President earlier this month … More »
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Watch Jim James & The Louisville Orchestra Perform “Back To The End Of The World” On Fallon

My Morning Jacket leader Jim James has always maintained a healthy side-project life, whether it's with Monsters Of Folk or with his own various solo endeavors. And on a new album, James joins a different sort of band. Last week, James released The Order Of Nature, an album that he made in collaboration … More »
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Watch Strand Of Oaks Play Colbert With Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires

Next week, Tim Showalter, the burly rock classicist who records as Strand Of Oaks, will release the new album Eraserland. It's a big swing. Showalter recorded the song with a pretty impressive backing band: All the non-Jim James members of My Morning Jacket. A few weeks ago, he shared "Ruby," a sparkling reminisce … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, My Morning Jacket, Jim James, Strand Of Oaks, Jason Isbell, Showalter, Amanda Shires, Tim Showalter

Strand Of Oaks – “Ruby”

Last month, heartland rocker Tim Showalter announced Eraserland, his sixth album under the name Strand Of Oaks. Recorded with the members of My Morning Jacket (sans frontman Jim James) as his backing band, the follow-up to 2017's Hard Love and last year's companion piece Harder Love will be out next month. We've already … More »
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Trail Mix: New Albums and Rhiannon Giddens

New Albums by the musicians you want to listen to. Rhiannon Giddens Returns with New Collaboration, Our Native Daughters Rhiannon Giddens first emerged in the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, a popular acoustic trio that revived the underappreciated traditions of black string band music in the South. She’s since pivoted to a solo career and notably collaborated with T Bone Burnett, Marcus Mumford, and Jim James on The New Basement Tapes, a project that set new music to previou...
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Jim James: The Musical Magic Of Tidying Up

The My Morning Jacket frontman reflects on some of the truths he's found in his own lyrics, including his thoughts on drinking and struggles to stay in the moment.(Image credit: Justin Tyler/Courtesy of the artist)
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Jim James – “What The World Needs Now Is Love” (Burt Bacharach Cover)

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released his third solo album, UNIFORM DISTORTION, earlier this year. Over the last couple months, he's put out a new version of one of the songs from the album that features Angel Olsen and went on a solo acoustic tour around the country. To wrap up the … More »
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Jim James – “Over And Over” (Feat. Angel Olsen)

Jim James is taking the song title "Over And Over" very seriously. First the My Morning Jacket frontman included a rocking version of the song on his new album Uniform Distortion. Then he released an acoustic companion album called Uniform Clarity, which included a stripped-down version of "Over And Over." Now, for Amazon Music, James … More »
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Jim James: Tiny Desk Concert

A single voice can send a powerful message - and that's just what Jim James did at the Tiny Desk, with just his voice and an acoustic guitar.(Image credit: Madeleine Cook/NPR)
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Matt Berninger, Cass McCombs, Andrew Bird, & More Contribute Tracks To Free Songs For Swing Left Compilation

Songs For Swing Left is a new compilation to raise money and increase awareness of the Swing Left campaign to help flip the United States' House Of Representative blue in the upcoming midterm elections. It's a running collection of songs, and it features contributions from the likes of Kurt Vile, Tim Heidecker, Jim … More »
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Watch Jim James Perform 'No Secrets' Live In The Studio

The psychedelic rock musician unleashes raw, unfiltered energy at the KCRW Studios.(Image credit: KCRW)
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The Lagniappe Sessions :: Cornelia Murr

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. The Lagniappe Sessions return with Cornelia Murr whose debut lp, Lake Tear of the Clouds, dropped earlier this month. Produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and featuring a Yoko Ono […]
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Transmissions Podcast :: Jim James + Cornelia Murr/Talk Show: Robbie Simon

And we’re back. Welcome to the June edition of the Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions podcast, our monthly series of features, interviews, and audio esoterica. This month, we have two in-depth conversations. Up first, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and singer/songwriter Cornelia Murr. They’ve both got new records at the ready. On June 29, James releases […]
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Stream M. Ward’s Surprise New Album What A Wonderful Industry

We last heard from bluesy, folksy retro rocker M. Ward in 2016, with the release of his solo LP More Rain and a She & Him Christmas album. But Ward's been working in the meantime, and today we enjoy the fruits of his labor: a new album called What A Wonderful Industry, released by … More »
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Jim James – “Throwback”

Next month, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is releasing his third solo album, UNIFORM DISTORTION, the follow-up to 2016's Eternally Even. He's already shared "Just A Fool" from it, and today he's putting out another single, "Throwback." It's a nostalgic look at looking back at life once you're older, told through the … More »
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Watch Jim James Rock Out “Just A Fool” On Colbert

Sometimes, Stephen Colbert’s Late Show gets cute with it, adding in-camera effects or vertiginous camera angles to make its musical performances stand out a little more. That’s what the show did last night, when My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James was pulling musical-guest duties on the show. On the show, we got to see James … More »
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