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Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Jim James and Chris Thile.
Watch Jim James stirring rendition of the My Morning Jacket classic “I’m Amazed” from this past August’s Lockn’ Festival.
Watch highlights from a recent Tom Petty tribute to Louisville featuring Jim James, Patrick Hallahan and Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket.
Watch the official visualizer video for Jim James’ cover of “The World Is Falling Down.”
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James announces his participation in a pair of upcoming shows.
There’s big news from My Morning Jacket as the band will soon begin a touring hiatus.
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Latest Jim James Setlist
Jim James at Clifton Center
- Why Can't We Live Together
- Rainbow Power
- Take Care of Home
- Here in Spirit
- Changing World
- Everything Must Change
- A New Life
- I'm Amazed
- Bermuda Highway
- Big Decisions
- Look at You
- Same Old Lie
- Throwback (When We Were Young)
- Over and Over
- Have You Been Good To Yourself
- Yes To Everything
- The World Is Falling Down
- Love and Mercy
- State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
- Young at Heart
- Rainbow Connection
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.”