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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.

We All Want Someone’s Best Songs of 2015

By Will Oliver, March 18th 2016 — with 1 comment

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Artwork thanks to our very own Anthony Bauer

We look back 2015 fondly, one of the best years of music in some time. There was almost too much of it, making it nearly an impossible task to come up with my top albums of the year. Even worse, was choosing the best songs of the year.

Many albums had multiple offerings that deserved recognition, but I tried my best to limit it to one song per artist, except for a few special cases. It wasn’t easy to do a top 100 list, but it was fun to reflect on 2015 with all the sounds that helped soundtrack my life throughout those months.

Below you can find the list posted in countdown style from 100-1, and I’ve created a handy Spotify playlist in countdown order for your listening convenience and pleasure. I’ve posted the embeded playlist below.

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Will’s Best Albums of 2015

By Will Oliver, March 18th 2016

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Artwork thanks to our very own Anthony Bauer

We’re certainly far enough removed from 2015 now for me to properly look back at the year and realize how remarkable it was. I meant to get this list up in January, but as it does, life got in the way and things got delayed. Sure, I may have missed the “list” cycle, but that’s ok. Now with some more time I was able to catch up on albums I wasn’t able to get to during the 2015 calendar year, as well as give some albums the chance to further reveal themselves to me over time.

2015 saw an abundance of great artists converge to release new material, almost to the point where there was a consistently too much great music on a week-to-week basis. Worlds smallest violin playing, I know.

I already shared my honorable mentions for best albums of the year, and many of these albums were good enough to make a top list any other year. But 2015 was a really great year, and this top 50 list really demonstrates how much quality stuff was released.

Without further ado, here are my top 50 albums of 2015.
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