i was hesitant to even write about the new my morning jacket album because i am so biased. they are one of my favorite bands in the world, and in my eyes they pretty much can’t do anything wrong. so it goes without saying that i love their new album, love that they are constantly changing and trying new things, and love that they consistently remain true to who they’ve always been. whether he’s singing a heart-wrenching song or upbeat jam, jim james’ energy and emotion is infectious and he makes you feel like you’re the only person watching.
this quote from pitchfork’s review could not be more true: “a good MMJ concert can recalibrate your gut, it can change you.”
i can’t wait to see them at bonnaroo this weekend and i will probably listen to the new album, circuital, for the majority of the drive down.
check out some of the songs from circuital below, mixed in with some old favorites (they do a sick cover of “rocket man”), and i definitely recommend watching this video of “dondante” from vh1′s storytellers but it is a tearjerker, i’m warning you.
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do you guys love them as much as i do?
photos at top were taken by me at their show in philly last summer.