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The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around the Farm, it’s also a night where there will be a headliner on the main stage, with a long set with few others (if anyone) playing at the same time… More »

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we have CMJ and Northside and venues booked tight throughout the year, but recreating the traditional “field day out” experience that’s become the norm across the rest of the country i… More »

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Watch My Morning Jacket Join Roger Waters At Newport Folk Festival

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters headlined the Newport Folk Festival last night, performing live for the first time since 2013. Newport regulars My Morning Jacket performed a surprise set earlier in the day, and they showed up to serve as Waters’ backing band. Waters opened with the live debut of a new song, “Crystal Clear Brooks,”… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 25, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Watch My Morning Jacket, Hozier, & Ed Helms Join Mumford & Sons’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” At Bonnaroo

Two years ago, Mumford & Sons were forced to cancel their headlining set at Bonnaroo at the last minute due to bassist Ted Dwane’s emergency brain surgery. So when they returned to finally perform at Bonnaroo last night, they seemed determined to make it count. At the end of their set, Marcus Mumford brought out… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Watch My Morning Jacket Throw Out The First Pitch At A White Sox Game

My Morning Jacket are probably the last dudes I’d expect to see throwing an opening pitch at a baseball game, but that’s just what they did at yesterday’s White Sox game in advance of their three-night run at the Chicago Theater. In a video for MLB, the band talks about their connections to baseball and… More »

By: James Rettig / June 9, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Artist Portraits From Governors Ball 2015

New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island this past weekend. Our local staff attended the three-day event, and you can read about our performance highlights from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, if you haven’t already. It was a busy weekend, and while we were out watching as many performances a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Watch My Morning Jacket Soar Through “Believe (Nobody Knows)” On Conan

Festival-wrecking beard-rock heroes My Morning Jacket released their new album The Waterfall a month ago, and last night, they were on Conan in a musical-guest capacity. On the show, they knocked out a rousing, majestic take on “Believe (Nobody Knows),” a big and inspirational number that sounds something like an “Eye Of The Tiger” for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2015 - 8:21 am

Watch My Morning Jacket Play “Big Decisions” On Ellen

Up until a few months ago, the only thing I could’ve only told you one thing about Ellen DeGeneres’ musical tastes: She knows all the words to “Shoop.” Lately, though, DeGeneres has been bringing a ton of indie-rock heavy hitters — artists she really seems to love — to her show: Sharon Van Etten, CourtneyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2015 - 11:57 am

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

Opening The World Again: My Morning Jacket’s The Waterfall And The New Americana

In the stream of reviews and interviews published before My Morning Jacket’s new record The Waterfall came out yesterday, two threads have emerged as the main narrative of the band’s seventh release: that it’s their best since 2005’s Z, and that it is an uncharacteristically dark release from a group that made their name o… More »

By: Ryan Leas / May 5, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Stream My Morning Jacket The Waterfall

Pretty much every album gets an official stream before its released nowadays, but leave it to My Morning Jacket to come up with an interesting way to do it. Tonight, the band will host a live online Q&A and listening party to debut their new album, The Waterfall. They’ll kick things off at 9:30PM EST… More »

By: James Rettig / May 3, 2015 - 9:24 pm

Watch My Morning Jacket Play “Compound Fracture” On Jimmy Fallon

My Morning Jacket’s new album, The Waterfall, comes out next week, and they made a celebratory stop by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night to play a new track. The band did a rousing rendition of “Compound Fracture,” which they’ve already played live a few times before. (Of course, if you’ve partaken i… More »

By: James Rettig / May 2, 2015 - 9:59 am

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

My Morning Jacket – “Believe (Nobody Knows)”

My Morning Jacket will release their seventh full-length record, The Waterfall, next month, and we’ve already heard the first single “Big Decisions.” Today, the band presented another song from the album on NPR’s All Songs Considered. When The Waterfall was announced, Jim James spoke to its content, asserting that recording the album in a house… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 21, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Livestream The Global Citizen Earth Day Concert Feat. No Doubt, My Morning Jacket, Mary J. Blige

The Global Citizen Earth Day rally is taking place today on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to draw awareness to the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and to put pressure on the upcoming meetings of the World Banks and the IMF to enact climate change reform. The big event of the day is a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 12:48 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

My Morning Jacket – “Spring (Among The Living)”

My Morning Jacket have shared “Spring (Among The Living),” the second single from the band’s upcoming seventh studio album. Like lead single “Big Decisions” before it, the track is accompanied by a slow-motion visualizer that shows off some pretty striking images of the eponymous waterfall from the album title. (Which is apparently Yosemite’s Vernal Fall,… More »

By: James Rettig / March 31, 2015 - 8:41 am
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