We showed you what Evil Urges’ cover art looked like, watched Jim James discuss it, then directed you toward a sound snippet from the album. Now, to top it off, My Morning Jacket themselves have provided a link and a password to download the EU title track. Also, they’ve written up a statement about the interweb, instant gratification, and the lovely smell of “fresh vinyl or compact disc plastic” to provide a bit of context. Just make sure to set your calendars back, gosh darn-it.
hello all you fine and wonderful people out there that are interested in what we do. we now live in the 90’s — the era of the interweb and instant gratification. these are confusing times for all humankind, but especially for those of us in the music world as you well know … a week or so ago we played some of our new songs for the first time at a show in houston tx! about an hour later all of those songs were available on the interweb — talk about speed!!! since those and other non-album audiovisual recordings are available to people on the interweb, we wanted to make at least one “real” song version available (if one was interested in what the “real actual studio album” might sound like) to those of you who have supported us most and have seemed most excited about what we are doing over the years.
so here is the song “evil urges”. we sure hope you are to enjoy it! we would put the whole thing out there on the interweb, but gosh darn-it, we’re still a little old fashioned in that way of wanting the listener to be able to get the actual music when it is supposed to be released, when we say it is finished — not when someone else puts it on the interweb…. but it is the 90’s now, we understand that. its a new decade and we want to be part of this decade, but whilst still maintaining a link to the past – where one can’t necessarily get everything they want immediately when they want it, but rather when they are told they can have it – by their real life keeper or their digital daddy! we will play both roles here. we all personally relish waiting to unwrap that shrink wrap and smelling that fresh vinyl or compact disc plastic, mmm…that fresh cardboard and paper. or if we buy it off the interweb we all love holding our computers up to our noses and smelling those brand new digital downloads…mmm…fresh! gall durn it — we’re just old fashioned that way. sometimes… gentle reader, in this age of instant gratification, waiting can be so rewarding, it can teach us a valuable lesson about the triumph of the human spirit… but sometimes, like our old friend tom petty said- waiting is the hardest part. thank you all for being so supportive of us, and unending in your love… from the bottom of our cold dead hearts!
Man, let’s hear it for the ’90s. Head here and type in “urges101″ to get your fix.
UPDATE: Eh, just take it from here…
Evil Urges is out 6/10 on ATO.