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Jim James – “State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” Video

Many months ago, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James opened Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, his first-ever proper solo album, with a tingly psych-soul song called “State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.).” Over the summer, he sang the song in a memorable Letterman appearance. And today, he shares the song’s video. The production company… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Jim James – “Know ‘Til Now (Pixelated Remix)”

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, his first official solo album, earlier this year, and the first single “Know ‘Til Now” always had a faint soul-disco undercurrent pulsing through it. In a new remix of that song, the Brooklyn producer Pixelated has brought that undercurrent out and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2013 - 11:17 am

Watch Jim James Play Kimmel

Earlier this year, the My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, his proper solo debut. And all year, he’s been doing great work on the late-night circuit, giving dramatically staged renditions of its songs on all the talk shows. Last night, it was Jimmy Kimmel Live’s turn. Jame… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2013 - 10:49 am

Gov’t Mule – “Captured” (Feat. Jim James)

Jam band mainstays Gov’t Mule are releasing their first album in several years in a pretty grand fashion. The album comes with a second disc where the band reinterprets the same songs with guests including Elvis Costello and Jim James. So even if Gov’t Mule is not really your thing, they’re still proving to be… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 7, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Watch Jim James Play Letterman

After a long weekend spent gracing multiple stages at Bonnaroo, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James remained on his grind last night, serving as the musical guest on the Late Show With David Letterman. On the show, he sang “State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U),” the opener from his recent solo album Regions Of Light AndMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2013 - 9:56 am

Jim James, John Oates, R. Kelly, Billy Idol Join Forces On Bonnaroo Superjam

Superjam is an annual tradition at Bonnaroo, and this year the fest hosted three of them. One was led by Jim James and John Oates, with appearances by R. Kelly, Billy Idol, Larry Graham, and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes. R. Kelly covered Sam Cooke. Billy Idol covered T. Rex. Check out some video… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 16, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Bob Marley – “Waiting In Vain (Jim James Remix)”

Apparently, Bob Marley & the Wailers’ fabled album Legend needed to be reinvented as an EDM-flecked compilation because at the end of the month, we’re getting Legend Remixed. The project was approved by Marley’s sons Ziggy and Stephen who both serve as producers and remixers on the collection. According to press material, Stephen’s flip of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 6, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Hangout 2013 Friday: Kings Of Leon, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, & More

The first considerations when attending a music festival on the beach are sartorial. Do you opt for filp-flops to facilitate the inevitable footwear removal and thereby risk blisters from stomping on plastic slabs all day, or do you go with sneakers to account for all that pavement pounding and thereby risk carrying them around all… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 18, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Photos: Jim James, Cold Specks @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 5/11/13

A sold out Fonda Theatre soaked up every soulful music note and epic hair-whip from Jim James, touring in support of his solo album, Regions Of Light And Sounds Of God. During the encore, Monsters Of Folk bandmate Conor Oberst dropped by to lend a hand for “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.).” Cold Specks kicked off… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 13, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Jim James – “A New Life (tUnE-yArDs Remix)”

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative is a new nonprofit venture in which stars like Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Bruce Springsteen donate tickets to their shows, which you can enter to win by sharing Facebook videos about poverty. (Learn more about it here.) One of the artists participating is My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2013 - 10:51 am

Jim James, Dean Wareham @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2/19/13

Last night at Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James performed the music from his new solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God. Questlove and Allison Brie (Community, Mad Men) were both in attendance and watched form the side of the stage. James, who was preceded by Dean Wareham… More »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Jim James – “A New Life” Video

Last week, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released his solo debut Regions Of Light And Sound Of God. Here, the album’s lead single “A New Life” gets a visual treatment. What starts off very sparse becomes super inventive as the track begins to liven up. Who would have ever thought to give James backu… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 11, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Jim James Play With The Roots On Fallon

Today, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James releases Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, his first-ever proper solo album. And last night, he appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to pimp said album. In a beautifully staged performance, he sang the album’s elegantly floating single “A New Life” with the Roots, a small… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2013 - 11:57 am

Stream Jim James Regions Of Light And Sound Of God

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has always stayed busy outside the confines of his main band, but up until now, he’s never released a proper solo album, one released under his own name. That changes next week, when James gives us Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, a concept album built around a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Q&A: Jim James On My Morning Jacket And His New Solo LP, Regions Of Light And Sound Of God

In the press materials that accompany Jim James’ new solo album, the singer/songwriter has this to say about the songs that make up his new solo record:

I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time. Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 24, 2013 - 11:51 am

Jim James – “A New Life”

Next month, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will release his proper solo debut album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God. James played every instrument on the album, and he based its concept on the 1929 graphic novel God’s Man. We’ve already posted the first single “Know Til Now,” and now we have a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2013 - 11:43 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2012

Guys, it’s Friday, and there are used plates with smeared cake-frosting laying around, with empty booze bottles accumulating on our desks and a general pall of whiskey fumes hanging over the office. While that is some people’s idea of holiday magic, for us, it’s the signifier that it’s someone’s last day. It’s a sad thing. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Jim James – “Know Til Now”

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has held down more than his share of side projects, including a solo EP as Yim Yames. But now he’s giving a real shot to a solo career, releasing a full-scale album under his own name. Early next year, he’ll release Regions Of Light And Sound Of God. He… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2012 - 10:07 am

Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson & Anders Parker – “Old LA”

There’s quite a collection of Americana big dogs at work on this track: Former Uncle Tupelo co-leader and current Son Volt frontman Ja Farrar, My Morning Jacket main man Yim Yames (or, as most of us still know him, Jim James), Centro-matic leader Will Jonson, and Gob Iron guy Anders Parker, as well as the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2012 - 11:00 am

My Morning Jacket & Neko Case Cover “Islands In The Stream”

As part of the encore to their Pittsburgh show at Stage AE last night, MMJ brought opener Neko Case onstage to duet with Jim James on “Islands In The Stream.” The treacly Bee Gees-penned tune was originally intended for Marvin Gaye, but instead became a #1 hit for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in ’83. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 11, 2011 - 1:34 pm