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Stream Four Bonus Tracks To My Morning Jacket’s The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket recently released their seventh album, The Waterfall. The album can be considered a part of the new wave of Americana that’s cropped up over the last few years. But for those who were itching for even more from MMJ, they’ve posted four new songs on Spotify today. The bonus tracks are a… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 6, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Jim James, Seth Avett, Brian Fallon, & More Cover Blind Melon

Last month, director and band photographer Danny Clinch launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for a documentary about Blind Melon’s late frontman Shannon Hoon, which will be made up of home-video footage that Hoon shot during the band’s rise to fame. They’re five days away from the end of their campaign and still have quite… More »

By: James Rettig / April 30, 2015 - 6:25 pm

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Has Some Harsh Words For Modern Country Music

Jim James seems like a chill guy, writing prose poems about Radiohead and throwing musical festivals in Mexico and reacting sensibly to album leaks and whatnot. But broach the subject of modern mainstream country music and prepare for an outpouring of anger. A new Rolling Stone profile points out how weird it is that a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Jim James Has Perfectly Reasonable Response To My Morning Jacket Album Leak

My Morning Jacket did a Reddit AMA a few hours ago, and Jim James further confirmed that he’s one of the most empathetic, thoughtful people in the industry right now. Someone asked him how he felt about the new My Morning Jacket album The Waterfall leaking early, and here’s what he had to say:… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 14, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Karen O, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran, And A Dozen More Artists Paid Tribute To David Lynch (And Die Antwoord Heckled The Whole Time)

Amongst the shabby, shuttered vaudeville theaters that line Broadway in Los Angeles, the Theatre at Ace Hotel burns bright. A line stretched from the theater doors all the way down the street, with fans dressed to the nines waiting to get in. The event? The Music Of David Lynch, a concert at which a galaxy… More »

By: Molly Bergen / April 2, 2015 - 11:05 am

33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

By: Stereogum / March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am

Jim James, Karen O, Wayne Coyne, Sky Ferreira, Twin Peaks To Play David Lynch Tribute Concert

On April 1st, the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will host a celebratory concert to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation. The lineup will include: Duran Duran, Jim James, Karen O, Moby, Angelo Badalamenti, Chrysta Bell, Donovan, Julee Cruise, Kinny Landrum, Rob Mathes, Sky Ferreira, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne, Tennis, Twi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 10, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Watch 6 Songs From Showtime’s Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued Starring Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, & More

The all-star Bob Dylan tribute band known as the New Basement Tapes released Lost On The River, their album of refurbished Dylan songwriting scraps, earlier this month. Tonight at 9 p.m. EST Showtime will air Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, a special in which the band — featuring Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 21, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play Two Songs On Kimmel

The New Basement Tapes — which features Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, and Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford, among others — is a supergroup that exists entirely to finish up unfinished songs from Bob Dylan and the Band’s Basement Tapes. The group released its own Lost On The River album recently, and they’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 9:52 am

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play “Kansas City” On Ellen

The New Basement Tapes — the supergroup made up of Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, and Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens — made their television debut earlier this week on Jimmy Fallon, and they showed up on Ellen today to perform another track from their new record LostMore »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Watch Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, & Jim James Perform Live As The New Basement Tapes For The First Time On Fallon

The New Basement Tapes — aka the supergroup made up of Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, and Carolina Chocolate Drop’s Rhiannon Giddens — made their first late-night TV appearance on Fallon yesterday to perform one of the Bob Dylan rarities that they recorded for their new collection, LostMore »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014 - 9:15 am

The New Basement Tapes – “When I Get My Hands On You” Video

A few months back, producer T Bone Burnett announced that he had recruited Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, and Mumford And Sons’ Marcus Mumford to record unfinished songs from Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes sessions. The band calls themselves the New Basement Tapes and they’ve already put out versions of “Married To MyMore »

By: James Rettig / September 24, 2014 - 6:43 pm

The New Basement Tapes (Feat. Elvis Costello, Jim James, Marcus Mumford) – “Married To My Hack”

In 1967, Bob Dylan and the Band got together to work on a whole pile of songs, many of which eventually came out as The Basement Tapes. But many of those songs were left unfinished, and now producer T Bone Burnett has gotten together with an all-star cast to finish some of those songs, setting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Hear “Nothing To It” From All-Star Bob Dylan Comp The New Basement Tapes Feat. Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford

Bob Dylan wrote over a hundred songs during the legendary Basement Tapes recording sessions, which took place in the summer and fall of 1967, eight years before the album itself was released. Those sessions would produce some of Dylan’s most enduring songs, including “I Shall Be Released,” “The Mighty Quinn,” and “This Wheel’s On Fire.”… More »

By: James Rettig / August 19, 2014 - 9:02 am

Watch Jim James Join The War On Drugs On John Lennon’s “Mind Games” In Portland

The War On Drugs’ tour behind the triumphant Lost In The Dream rolled into Portland’s Wonder Ballroom Sunday, and we sent photographer Colin McLaughlin to document the action — action that included a guest appearance by Jim James. The My Morning Jacket frontman lent vocals to the cover of John Lennon’s “Mind Games” that the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 31, 2014 - 10:27 am

Hear Jim James, Tim Harrington, Honus Honus, A Bunch Of Comedians, Colt Cabana, And Lil Bub Cover “The Super Bowl Shuffle”

In 1985, the Chicago Bears, on their way to a Super Bowl victory, assembled to record a ridiculous primitive rap song called “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” which went on to become a massive novelty hit and, years later, one of the first things that millions of people looked up when they realized that YouTube wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Dean Wareham – “Holding Pattern”

The former Galaxie 500/Luna frontman Dean Wareham has been in the game for about a quarter century, but he hasn’t released a proper solo full-length album until now. Wareham recorded his self-titled LP, which follows the 2013 mini-album Emancipated Hearts, in My Morning Jacket’s Louisville studio, with MMJ frontman Jim James producing. The first single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Jim James – “Turn Your Lights Down Low” (Bob Marley Cover)

Don’t ever let anybody tell you Bob Marley is lame. It’s not his fault he got turned into a dorm-room icon for America’s bros or that many people annoyingly don’t go any further into his catalog than Legend. (Shout out to my best man John Ross for taking me slightly deeper into Marley’s world, eve… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2013 - 10:58 am

Watch Jim James’ Austin City Limits Episode

Jim James has been on the road for most of this year in support of his first solo album. The My Morning Jacket frontman’s performance for PBS’s Austin City Limits recently aired and is now streaming along with footage of Austin psych-rock band Black Angels. Watch the video below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 18, 2013 - 1:36 pm

My Morning Jacket Didn’t Even Get To Meet Bob Dylan On “Super Collaborative” AmericanaramA Tour

This past summer, Bob Dylan joined forces with Wilco and My Morning Jacket on the AmericanaramA tour, creating a triple-headed hydra of roots-music innovators. But just because Dylan was touring with these young guns, it didn’t mean he was going to hang out with them. MMJ frontman Jim James says that, despite sharing Dylan’s stage,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2013 - 1:22 pm
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