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Here’s a cover that My Morning Jacket did of “Our World” a song that came from The Muppets. It’s MMJ’s contribution to Muppets: The Green Album, a tribute album that is coming out on August 23 (a new Muppets film comes out in November).

My Morning Jacket make the song into one of their own. You wouldn’t be wrong if you mistook it for a My Morning Jacket original.

Take a listen:

My Morning Jacket have given us another song to preview from upcoming album, Circuital. Today the band uploaded “Holdin On To Black Metal” to their facebook page. It comes swinging with horns, and a female chorus singing backup. It has a late night jazzy feel to it that makes it an absolute blast to listen to. If you like a bombastic song with an enthusiastic chorus, this will be barking up the right tree.

It’s a fun song that My Morning Jacket seem perfectly comfortable making. This is awesome.

Stream “Holdin On To Black Metal” below:

[new] My Morning Jacket – Octoplasm

By Will Oliver, April 16th 2011

My Morning Jacket have created a fan club called “Roll Call” which entitles you to things like their Self-Hypnosis Series where you will get songs such as “Octoplasm”. It’s a 6 minute jazz inspired instrumental that sounds more like something jam band fans would be into. It’s a smooth relaxing listen though, and definitely worth your time if your a fan of MMJ.

Not sure if it’s on the bands new album, Circuital, though. The self titled track
certainly is, though.

Take a listen to “Octoplasm” below, via SKOA

My Morning Jacket – “Octoplasm” by Some Kind of Awesome

[new] My Morning Jacket – Circuital

By Will Oliver, April 12th 2011 — with 1 comment

My Morning Jacket have given the title track from new album Circuital, away as a free download. The band is releasing the album on May 31st via ATO Records. It’s their first album in nearly three years.

Fans who were disappointed by the band last album, Evil Urges, should be more content with the sound found on “Circuital”. It’s a seven minute jam that brings the southern psych rock sound of their earlier days back to the forefront. The band recorded the new album live, letting spontaneity take over. It creates a free-spirit groove that allows the song to breeze by. You won’t even realize it’s seven minutes long.

I’m excited about this album. After Z, I expected Evil Urges to be the worthy follow up. Looks like Circuital will take that role.

[mp3]: My Morning Jacket – Circuital

Pre-Order Circuital now. There are some great options available.

My Morning Jacket Announce New Album: Circuital

By Will Oliver, March 3rd 2011

Yes!, finally. My Morning Jacket have announced that new album, Circuital, will be released this year. The album was recorded in Louisville, and is apparently the most “live record” that the band has done.

The band went back to their roots and turned the gymnasium of a local church into a makeshift studio. They set up in a circle and recorded the basic tracks live to 24-track tape.

Evil Urges wasn’t nearly as bad as people made it out to be. It wasn’t quite what I wanted from after the masterpiece that is Z, but it was still a mighty fine record. I have a feeling Circuital will be a return to form for the band, and everyone will be pleased.

Rolling Stone has a great piece on the album. Be sure to check that out. No release date yet, but hopefully the record will come out by summer. Can’t wait to hear some of these new songs live at Bonnaroo.

Here’s a little bit of “Gideon” to get you ready for the new album:

[mp3]: My Morning Jacket – Gideon

My Morning Jacket are known for their legendary live shows, and it looks like they can add more impressive live feats to their resume. The band has just announced a 5 day residency at NYC’s Terminal 5 from Oct 18th-Oct 23rd. Each night they will play one of their album’s it it’s entirety. They will start with their debut The Tennessee Fire, and then go chronologically to Evil Urges. After the band’s performance of the whole album they will mix in other cuts from various albums.

This is going to be some serious stuff. My Morning Jacket don’t mess around. I am seriously thinking about going to the show for Z. That album was my best friend back in 2005. I lived off it.

Tickets will go on sale June 18th at noon for individual shows. There is even an option to attend all 5 shows. That is pretty intense.

Recap: Newport Folk Festival 2015

By Will Oliver, October 27th 2015

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After years of wondering what I was missing, I finally decided to make the trip to the Newport Folk Festival this year. Man, am I kicking myself for missing out on this great festival all these years. I’ve been to almost all of the major festivals in the East Coast, and I have to say, Newport Folk Festival is as good as they get. There’s just something so different about it. It doesn’t feel like a giant event or major festival, but rather a large community coming together to enjoy music.

I mean, really, what other festivals can you see people enjoying music while sitting on folding chairs? There’s just a positive energy to be found at Newport, one of the only festivals I’ve attended that truly only seems to be about the music. The entire weekend I was there I didn’t see any go pros, selfie sticks, flower crowns, or vintage NBA jerseys. Now that’s saying something.

All jokes aside, the environment is basically a music festival heaven, full of positive energy and love from every corner. The lineup, carefully curated with respect to the well beloved genre of folk rock, was pitch perfect at every point of the weekend, with special guests such as My Morning Jacket and James Taylor keeping us on the toes. Anything can happen at Newport Folk Festival, which is why I will make sure I find myself there every weekend at the end of the July from now on (as long as they’ll have us back).

Below, I’ve posted a list of all the performances we saw over the weekend, which you can click through to find the individual recap and photo galleries of. You can also find some of our favorites photos from the weekend, along with a list of the top 10 sets we saw at the festival, as tough as that was to make.
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’65 Revisited at Newport Folk Festival 2015

By Will Oliver, October 26th 2015

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Walking the grounds of Newport Folk Festival, there was much speculation from fellow media members, fans, as well as artists/industry folk about who the special guests could be for grand finale of the festival,’65 Revisited. The performance served as a special tribute to the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s legendary 1965 set at the festival where he went electric. After getting special sets from My Morning Jacket (who also served as Roger Waters’ backing band) and James Taylor, expectations were pretty damn high.

I won’t go through the countless number of now hysterical predictions that I heard throughout the weekend from (Neil Young to Pete Townshend to even freaking Bono), but it turns out that there really wasn’t any huge spectacle to be found, but rather a collection of refined special guests, along with various artists who played previously that day at the festival.

One by one we got a variety of special guests sharing covers of classic Dylan tunes, sometimes alone, sometimes joined by each others company. The list is long an extensive, and wholly impressive on the whole. Guests included: Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Deer Tick, Dawes, Klara Söderberg of First Aid Kit, Blake Mills, Hozier, Willie Watson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Al Kooper, and Robyn Hitchcock.

It was an unforgettable set of collaboration and celebration, one that we will never see in the same way ever again. It may not have had the “giant star power” that people were anticipating, but it was a perfect combination of talent, both old and new, that served as a pitch perfect tribute to not only Dylan, but the festival.

Find a gallery of photos of all the artists that participated in ’65 Revisited, posted below, along with the detailed setlist:

1. Mr. Tamborine Man (with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings)
2. All I Really Want to Do (with Willie Watson)
3. Love Minus Zero (Willie Watson,Gillian Welch & David Rawlings)
4. It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings)
5. Maggie’s Farm (with Dawes)
6. Takes a Train to Cry (Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Welch, Dawes, Al Kooper)
7. Tom’s Thumbs Blues (Pres Hall, Welch, Dawes, Rawlings, Kooper, Hozier and First Aid Kit)
8. Outlaw Blues (Deer Tick, Dawes, Al Kooper)
9. Just Like a Woman (Welch, Rawlings, Dawes, Kooper and Blake Mills)
10. Visions of Johanna (Welch, Rawlings, Dawes, Al Kooper and Robyn Hitchcock)
11. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) (Welch, Rawlings, Dawes, Al Kooper)
12. Like a Rolling Stone (Welch, Rawlings, Dawes, Kooper)
13. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Everybody)
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Recap: Governors Ball 2015

By Will Oliver, August 17th 2015


(Taken by Anthony Bauer)

There was plenty to love at Governors Ball 2015 this past June, featuring triumphant performances from headliners such as My Morning Jacket and Ryan Adams, to unforgettable performances from big groups like Hot Chip, St. Vincent and Weird Al, to up and comers like Royal Blood and The Districts, as well as the always unforgettable Future Islands. There was certainly something for everyone.

Since I strung together individual posts of photo sets and recaps, here’s a handy recap giving you everything all in one place. I’ve included a running list of all the recaps/photo sets in order of each day and set times, as well as my top 10 favorite sets of the festival. This year we also got a featured post from our very own Anthony Bauer, who offered a recap of the happenings from his perspective. Find all that good stuff posted below, along with some of our favorite photos taken from the weekend.
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