Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My Morning Jacket at Bonnaroo: Across 110th Street

My Morning Jacket covering Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street" live at Bonnaroo 2008.

Download it HERE

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Music Tuesday

Sigur Ros-Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly) Stream the entire album HERE. or HERE

Alejandro Escovedo - Real Animal

Friday, June 20, 2008

MMJ on Conan

Scott from Alabama meets the band.

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes coming to Oxford, MS

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes is playing at the new Lyric Theater in Oxford, MS in support of his new solo album due out August 8th. The show will be on Wed. September 24 and Jenny Lewis will be with Conor.
Stream a few songs off of the Album HERE.

Track List in full:

1. Cape Cañaveral
2. Sausalito
3. Get-Well-Cards
4. Lenders In The Temple
5. Danny Callahan
6. I Don't Want To Die (In The Hospital)
7. Eagle On A Pole
8. Moab
9. NYC - Gone, Gone
10. Valle Místico (Ruben's Song)
11. Souled Out!!!
12. Milk Thistle

More Dates:

Conor Oberst and the mystic valley band - 2008 Tour Dates
07/16/08 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Studio SP
07/17/08 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Studio SP
07/18/08 Santiago, Chile @ Cine Arte Normandie
07/19/08 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ La Trastienda
07/25/08 Billings, MT @ Bones Brewing*
07/27/08 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Jazz Festival, Prince's Island Park
07/29/08 Vancouver, BC @ Richard's On Richards Cabaret<
07/30/08 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's<
07/31/08 Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom<
08/01/08 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill<
08/02/08 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom or the Hill<
08/03/08 Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre<
08/05/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubador<
08/08/08 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge**
08/09/08 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle**
08/10/08 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa**
08/11/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero**
08/12/08 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom**
08/17/08 Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Music Festival^
08/22/08 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/23/08 Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
08/24/08 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/26/08 Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms
08/27/08 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
08/28/08 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
08/29/08 Inveraray Castle, Scotland @ Hydro Connect Music Festival
08/30/08 Belfast, Ireland @ Spring and Airbrake
08/31/08 County Laois, Ireland @ Stradbally Hall / Electric Picnic
09/02/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
09/03/08 Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
09/04/08 Luxembourg, @ Den Atelier
09/05/08 Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
09/07/08 Munich, Germany @ Backstage Werk
09/08/08 Zagreb, Croatia @ Studenski
09/09/08 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
09/10/08 Prague, Czech Republic
09/11/08 Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club
09/12/08 Cologne, Germany @ Gloria
09/13/08 Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
09/14/08 Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/20/08 Omaha, NE @ Anchor Inn
09/21/08 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium%
09/23/08 Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge%
09/24/08 Oxford, MS @ The Lyric%
09/25/08 Tulsa, TX @ Cain's Ballroom%
09/27/08 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/02/08 Melbourne, AUS @ The Palace
10/03/08 Brisbane, AUS @ Tivoli
10/04/08 Sydney, AUS @ Enmore
10/05/08 Sydney, AUS @ Great Escape

* w/ A Weather
< w/ Dri
** w/ Evangelicals
^ w/Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, The Swell Season, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle & Raul Malo
% w/ Jenny Lewis

Thursday, June 19, 2008

As Promised: My Morning Jacket covering Motley Crue

To be honest, its not very good. It is almost more of them having fun, likely more of a had to be there type thing that does not translate into a recording. Anyhow, see for yourself.

My Morning Jacket - Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue cover live at Bonnaroo 2008) featuring Zach Galifianakis as Annie

More tunes to follow from that epic show.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sigur Ros clips at Bonnaroo 2008

First download an amazing new song "Gobbledigook" from their upcoming album free and legal HERE.

Then, check out these videos from Bonnaroo this year.

"Sé Lest"

[Mariachi band at ~4:20]

"Fljotavik / Suð í eyrum"


"Góðan daginn"

"All Alright"





FYI: The New Hold Steady

I don't know if it is a glitch or what, but the new Hold Steady Stay Positive is available now on iTunes, but not on eMusic yet.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Music Tuesday

Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
I am not a die hard Coldplay fan, but I will say this one sounds very good. Stream it here.

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
After masterpiece debut Apologies to Queen Mary, Spencer Krug and the gang release its sophomore album that has got people talking. It's likely we will not be disappointed. Stream the entire album here.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Here is what most of us missed last night at Bonnaroo

My Morning Jacket tore it up last night at Roo', they played the late night shift. "Home Sweet Home" - I will scour the net for the bootleg and hopefully post it soon. Also, "Across 110th Street" - wow. Kirk Hammett from Metallica joined him on "One Big Holiday"!!!

Evil Urges
Off the Record
Hot Fun (Sly & the Family Stone) with Jeff Coffin on saxophone and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Highly Suspicious
What a Wonderful Man
I'm Amazed
Thank You Too
Touch Me Pt 1
Sec Walkin
Two Halves
Hit it and Quit it (Funkadelic)
Tyrone (Erykah Badu)
Steam Engine - with drum solo
Aluminum Park
Easy Morning Rebel with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Dancefloors with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
One Big Holiday featuring Kirk Hammett of Metallica

-- intermission --

Cold Sweat (James Brown) with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Get Down On It (Kool and the Gang) with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Across 110th Street (Bobby Womack & Peace) with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Wordless Chorus
Phone Went West
Oh Sweet Nuthin (Velvet Underground)
Bermuda Highway - Jim solo
Run Thru
Smokin from Shootin
Touch Me Pt 2
Home Sweet Home (Mötley Crüe) featuring Zach Galifianakis as Annie

Friday, June 13, 2008

Bonnaroo Webcast

Can't go to Bonnaroo? Watch it here.

Time Artist
12:30 PM Drive By Truckers
01:15 PM Fiery Furnaces
02:15 PM Umphrey's McGee
03:45 PM Bluegrass Allstars
05:00 PM The Raconteurs
06:30 PM Swell Sesason
07:30 PM Les Claypool
09:00 PM Metallica


Time Artist
12:45 PM Two Gallants
01:45 PM The Wood Brothers
02:00 PM Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
03:15 PM Ozomatli
04:00 PM Gogol Bordello
05:30 PM Against Me!
06:30 PM Iron & Wine
08:00 PM Cat Power
09:00 PM Mastodon
09:30 PM Ben Folds

Time Artist
12:30 PM Abigail Washburn & Sparrow Quartet
01:45 PM Donavon Frankenreiter
02:45 PM Robert Randolph's Revival
03:45 PM Yonder Mountain String Band
05:15 PM Rogue Wave
06:00 PM Broken Social Scene
07:30 PM Sigur Ros
09:00 PM Death Cab For Cutie

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Track by Track: My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges PLUS DVD/CD GIVEAWAY

My Morning Jacket started the whole "indie" explosion for me. To me, they bridged the gap between alt-country, jam, and this new thing they called "indie." I feel as if they are always about two songs away from making a perfect album. But then again, is there really a perfect album? Yes, See Arcade Fire - Funeral; The National - Alligator; Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne.
At Dawn is a sensation with a few small lulls in between, while It Still Moves mastered the Southern Fried Rock. When Z came along I was, at first, a little taken aback. Where is the Southern feel? I demanded. I soon overcame my personal expectations and realized it was a great album. Again, I still feel a few songs (I dare say) tainted the album. See "Into the Woods," "Dondante," and "Knot Comes Loose." However, many songs on that album had the sheer torque and genius to obscure those few glitches. Now, I will step off the soap box and consider Evil Urges. I have avoided all comments, reviews, and early listens for that one day when you pop in one of your favorite bands cd's like the old days, no previews, preconceived notions, or skewed reviews. So, I have now listened to this thing at least seven or eight times.
As I am sure most of you will do or have already done, after the first couple of songs, a) thought eMusic had the wrong music labeled incorrectly, b) I then wanted to see just how far an album would frisbee while speeding down a highway or c) I wanted to see if a cd would explode on a sign like a beer bottle. BUT, I say this, this album is, yep you guessed it, a GROWER. The initial shock of the first few songs soon wears off, (except for "Highly Suspicious" whose own title should give itself away; I hope is a joke). With that said, here goes the track by track review:

Part I; Totally 80's
1. "Evil Urges" - as aforementioned, I initially was wondering what the heck this song was. I personally would NOT have chosen it as the first song, but I guess for shock value they wanted to. After about two or three listens, I got it. Albeit, it is not the MMJ of old, but I'm open to change. I feel like it is what "I Turn My Camera On" is to Spoon - sort of a new frontier. The song evokes Prince set to great beats. What drives me nuts is to think what the song would have sounded like sans falsetto. I really can't imagine. I do love the robo solo towards the end.

2. "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 1." Oh the irony. As if you thought the first song was some sick joke upon first listen, then comes another tune that sounds NOTHING like MMJ or Jim James. I honestly thought I was going to scream at this point. Now, now be patient. This one takes time as well. I now dig it. Almost like a My Bloody Valentine track or the Flaming Lips "The W.A.N.D." Standby for TMIGTS Part 2.

3. Then, Jim James farted and created "Highly Suspicious." This is not a grower. It just sucks. He is whining and laughing like a baby or maybe a pedophile. Kind of creepy. Sounds like a bad 80's tune.

I like the call this Part II, the shocking 70's.

4. "I'm Amazed" - At this point, I was excited to hear a song that sounded somewhat like MMJ. The song echoes the sounds of an old 70's classic rock tune. See "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith. I dig.

5. "Thank You Too" This tune is a bit cheesy but I like it nonetheless. Little 70's to it, Dad rock, but like I said I'm in.

6. "Sec Walking" Dad rock again at its finest. Sounds just like the BeeGees. Again, I like it though.

7. "Two Halves" Again, Dad rock. Where did Jim get this new nasal, gooey voice. Not sure. Not a bad tune though.

8. "Librarian" Hmm, a song about a sexy Librarian couldn't be good. Actually, its not bad. Again, he has this nasal cushy thing going. Strange. Maybe by now I am brain-washed, but I like it. Kind of has an eery feel until you listen to the lyrics.

9. "Look at You" Has a little steel guitar that glistens it but, for the most part, boring.

Part 3. "Wait a minute He's back" Where Jim finally hits his stride.

10. "Aluminum Park" Arguably the best track on the album. It a no-brainer. Starts off with a raw, distorted guitar. I mean, is this the same album. This is standard old school rocking Jacket.
11. "Remnants" Why stop now let's keep breaking guitar strings? Almost has an Alice Cooper guitar driving the song. This is heavy stuff.

12. "Smokin from Shootin" Jim slows it down for a good old MMJ ballad. Top three tune. I love the machine gun drums when he says "Smokin from Shootin." I will still say he sounds so different like almost nasal. Love it, Love it though. Great crescendo. Should be amazing live.

13. "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 2" This is the direction I thought they were headed. What a song. Omnichord blasting, Jim howling. He honestly sounds like the Jim of old here. Just when you think it is over at 4:56 a nasty guitar lick shoves itself in and abrupts the monotony, LOVE IT. Then, the dang album is over. Ahh. Might as well put this one on repeat. Another song of the album contender.

14. "Good Intentions" This one should be after "Highly Suspicious" because the noise in the 5 seconds is how I feel after hearing it.

All in all a pretty good album. Definitely, catches you off guard. Honestly, I hope the band does not break up over this album. I really just can't see everyone being like "Cool!! this thing is a masterpiece." Again, at first listen, this thing is atrocious, but it soon finds its way into you. Hey, if you don't like it, you always have the new Unplugged My Morning Jacket album called Fleet Foxes., which by the way, is a great album. (if you're confused, it's okay, it was a joke. There is an awesome band that sounds a ton like MMJ called Fleet Foxes.)

Pitchfork's Hated it but Stereogum loved it.

AV Club interview HERE

I would LOVE to hear your comments. Heard a song or the whole album, what do you think? GIVEAWAY: One lucky Commenter, assuming you are in the States, will receive a sealed copy of The National dvd - A Skin, A Night with the Virginia EP. Be sure and sign in with an email address or leave an email or just leave a name so I can contact you. I will choose at random.

Stream a Little Stream: Now, The Hold Steady

The streams are pouring in...Now, you can stream the whole Hold Steady - Stay Positive album HERE.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Stream the new My Morning Jacket and Sigur Ros album

Stream My Morning Jacket's new Evil Urges RELEASED TOMORROW on their myspace.

Sigur Ros will be releasing mouthful Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly) on June 23. Stream the entire album HERE.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Stream the new Coldplay in its entirety

Stream the new Coldplay in its entirety legally, HERE.

Black Cab Sessions: MMJ & Bon Iver

Check out the Black Cab Sessions with My Morning Jacket performing "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part II" from the new album out Tuesday. Watch It Here

Also, watch Bon Iver in the Cab HERE

Watch Death Cab in the cab HERE....Oh, the irony.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

New Music Tuesday

I highly recommend Fleet Foxes - S/T. If you like My Morning Jacket, then you will not be disappointed. STREAM FULL ALBUM

Shearwater - Rook (available on eMusic)

Radiohead - Best Of STREAM FULL ALBUM

Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)