Carl Broemel – “In The Dark” (Stereogum Premiere)

My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel is set to release 4th Of July, his first solo album in almost six years, in August. The album features performances from Broemel’s MMJ bandmates Bo Koster and Tom Blankenship, plus guest appearances from the likes of Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Russ Pollard, Shelly Colvin, Richard Medek and Jordan Caress. We previously posted 4th Of July’s first single “Sleepy Lagoon,” and today we’re premiering “In The Dark,” a very pretty folk song that sounds like a nice combination of Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith, and Carrie And Lowell-era Sufjan Stevens. Of the inspiration for the track, Broemel said, “I’m always baffled in these huge cities, just watching all the people, and I always wonder where everyone is gonna go at the end of the day. And, at the end of the day, how sleeping is something that we all do, no matter who you think you are, what you are trying to do, or where you end up.” Check it out below.

Tour dates:

06/27 Boston, MA at Café 939
08/19 Nashville, TN at Grimey’s (In Store)
08/20 Nashville, TN at Basement East
08/21 Louisville, KY at Zanzibar

4th Of July is out 8/19 via Thirty Tigers and Broemel’s own Stocks In Asia label. Pre-order it here.