Apr 13 2008
Easily, one of my favorite acts out today is My Morning Jacket. The release of Z solidified their status as a group of intelligent, creative and talented musicians who could share a stage with the best. Their double-disc live album/DVD, Okonokos, was even more proof that My Morning Jacket is a group of lasting appeal. Their shows have consistently stood out in my mind as some of the most intense and high-energy concerts out there. Jim James is an immensely powerful lead singer who only seems to get better. Although reviews of the new album are somewhat mixed, I could not be more excited. Today’s song put me in a great mood as it is one of the first pieces I’ve heard off the new album. I love the direction they’re taking this. This 8 minute 12 second track entitled “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2″ is a pretty good indicator of things to come, in my opinion. Tell me what you think…
MP3: My Morning Jacket – “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2″ from Evil Urges
Evil Urges drops on June 10th. Preorder: Amazon
And for those of you who just can’t get enough MMJ, here’s a bunch of live versions of new songs they did in Austin on March 13th.
Download the Full Show here (high quality): Sendspace [Courtesy of Deaf Indie Elephants]
Oh, you want more? As you might know by now, Jim James is also a talented solo performer. Just two day’s after that MMJ show in Austin, Jim James played at St. David’s Church nearby with none other than M. Ward–even playing about 6 songs together. It’s a fantastic show where the listener gets to see yet another side of the multifaceted artist.
Check out these live solo tracks from Evil Urges or jump over to Archive.org to get the full show experience.
The show is intimate and very honest. It’s a great listen, especially the duet on
I love My Morning Jacket. I’ll be checking out their always-legendary Bonnaroo set this year, but the boys will be playing a few other shows if you can’t make that one:
03-10 Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre w/ Yo La Tengo
03-13 Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall (SXSW) w/ Yo La Tengo
03-15 Austin, TX – St. David’s Church (Jim James solo) (SXSW)
04-27 Indio, CA – Coachella
06-12-15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06-20 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (“An Evening With My Morning Jacket”)