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Listen to My Morning Jacket perform all of ‘It Still Moves’ and ‘Z’ as well as a 20-minute “Cobra” earlier this month at their One Big Holiday event in the Dominican Republic.
Louisville rockers My Morning Jacket wound up performing all seven of their studio albums over the course of One Big Holiday 2018.
My Morning Jacket continued to dig in on their own catalog last night offering up full performances of ‘It Still Moves’ and ‘Z’ on night two of One Big Holiday.
My Morning Jacket performed ‘The Tennessee Fire’ and ‘At Dawn’ in-full during night one of their destination event in the Dominican Republic.
Watch a solo set performed by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James for KCRW’s ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ program.
Jim James joined Van William at the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles for a cover of a Neil Young classic last night in Los Angeles.
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Jim James at Amoeba Music
- Midnight, the Stars and You
- Take Care of Home
- I Remember
- Baby Don't Go
- Wild Honey
- I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
- The World Is Falling Down
- Same Old Lie
- I'm Amazed
About Jim James
Over the course of fifteen years and six studio albums, James has been the focal point of a group that has grown into one of the most acclaimed and successful rock and roll bands in the world. With this project, he reaches into new territory that extends, but doesn’t break from, MMJ’s accomplishments.
Until now, James had never felt the call to create a longer-form album on his own. “I’m very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they do,” he says, “so on MMJ records, I don’t have a need to play bass or keys or what have you. But as a person and as a musician, I love to play every instrument under the sun, and I wanted to make a record where I played all the instruments and produced/engineered it myself.”
The results are nine songs that resist easy categorization, from the hazy space-funk of the opening “State of the Art (A. E.I. O.U.)” to the chiming, operatic pop of “A New Life.” On Regions of Light and Sound of God, nothing is what it seemstouchstones from old-school R&B or island folk or hip-hop flicker into focus and then disappear; a delicate instrumental is titled “Exploding.” It’s complex but cohesive, intimate and hypnotic where My Morning Jacket might turn more wide-screen and epic. “The album knew what it wanted to be,” says James. “The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world.”