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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

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

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… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 13, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2013

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 Dea… More »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2013

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… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 11, 2013

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2013

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

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 the future, if that… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 24, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2013

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

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

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

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

Progress Report: My Morning Jacket

NAME: My Morning Jacket PROGRESS REPORT: Kentucky’s greatest space-rock barn band converges in NYC to talk about their forthcoming full-length Circuital. As a music writer, it’s very rare that you get the opportunity to sit down with an entire band for a lengthy interview. Most of the time you are lucky to get one perso… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / March 11, 2011

Jim James & M. Ward Launch Crème Brûlée Blog

All-American chums Yim and Matt have taken a fixation upon France's caramel and custard confection to the internet. They even bought a domain name: They're still trying to figure out its format -- it's apparently meant to catalog and review the world's freshest crème, though that doesn't preclude flights of fan fic ala… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 8, 2011

My Morning Jacket Visit Letterman, Fallon

Like Gorillaz did a few days before, My Morning Jacket treated the Ed Sullivan Theater audience to a nearly hour-long set of music on Tuesday for The Late Show's Live On Letterman webcast. As you can see below, they took up a lot of room on the stage, decorating it with a bear and… More »

By: jessica / October 14, 2010

My Morning Jacket @ The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 8/12/10

One respectable way to spend last night's meteor shower w as with My Morning Jacket, dressed in period attire, performing the hailed new song "Circuital," nailing most every stop on the discography save their Xmas album. Graeme Flegenheimer was there and brings back these photos, and the setlist you'll find below. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 13, 2010

Yim Yames Joins The Roots On Fallon

On Friday, the Roots posted up a full album stream of their 11th LP, How I Got Over. The LP credits ought to have a special mention of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's music booker: many of its Stereogum-friendly collaborators/sample sources (Amber from Dirty Projectors, a page from Joanna Newsom's "Book Of Right On," etc.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 21, 2010

The Roots – “Dear God 2.0″ (Feat. Monsters Of Folk)

"Dear God 2.0" obviously remakes Monsters Of Folk's “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)" and is maybe referencing "The Seed (2.0)," Internet 2.0, and (by default) XTC, but once Black Thought gets going, it reminds me of Common's "Retrospect For Life." The mellow, globally-minded letter to the big guy, which finds Jim James reprising… More »

By: brandon / May 24, 2010