My Morning Jacket – “Compound Fracture” Video

When most bands release music videos made up of live footage, it’s usually a pretty good sign that they’re near the end of their album-release cycle and that they’re running low on ideas and promo money. But given that the band’s live show is really the main point of My Morning Jacket’s existence, the live video makes more sense for them than it would for most bands. This morning, the band shared director Danny Clinch’s video for “Compound Fracture,” a song from their new album The Waterfall. (They played it on The Tonight Show a few months ago.) They taped the video at Colorado’s generally stunning Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the sort of place that MMJ was born to play. And Clinch threw enough psychedelic effects into the video to keep it from getting visually static. Check it out below.

The Waterfall is out now on ATO/Capitol.