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My Morning Jacket => The Music => Topic started by: jttouch2 on Apr 15, 2018, 05:22 PM

Title: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: jttouch2 on Apr 15, 2018, 05:22 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BhmvM0NHSIv/

In case you aren't on much social media, it seems pretty apparent that Jim is teasing a new solo album on all of his accounts. I am DIGGING this little 11-second sneak peek, can't wait for the announcement and the single!!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: APR on Apr 15, 2018, 09:08 PM
Soooooo exciting!!!!!

I think announcement, the single, and tour dates will be released soon.  I have no inside info, but with all of JJ's recent tweeted images and what he has said in the past (solo album done), that great news is brewing for this week.

I too am digging this brief guitar bit.  I liked Regions and EE but am hoping this one is a real guitar based rocker.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Emb1528 on Apr 16, 2018, 12:40 AM
Record store day release?
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jbpats on Apr 16, 2018, 10:04 AM
Everything about these hints are screaming an 80's influence for what I assume is his new solo record.
From the guitar riff, and the black and white smoky room teases it just reminds me of an 80s music video.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Apr 16, 2018, 05:18 PM
hoping for guitar catharsis. Love some of Jim's solo stuff, Of The Mother Again is an unprecedented magical piece of music.

Eternally Even?? I'll admit it, I haven't even listened to it other than Here In Spirit and that's on me.

But a new solo album THIS Soon??

I'm sorry but I'm just too much of a Jacket freak and want the live LP and Waterfall trax. I can be patient, though. Anything Jimbo creates is magic. I've started thinking and treating all of the projects as Jacket stuff, considering any of it could be played by the band and has. They've transformed a lot more solo items into Jacket vehicles than I thought:

Nothing To It
Down On The Bottom
State of The Art
A New Life
Carried Away
Losin Yo Head

and the one I really wanna see done: Carl's 4th of July!!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: RobRoy286 on Apr 16, 2018, 08:30 PM
hoping for guitar catharsis. Love some of Jim's solo stuff, Of The Mother Again is an unprecedented magical piece of music.

Eternally Even?? I'll admit it, I haven't even listened to it other than Here In Spirit and that's on me.

But a new solo album THIS Soon??

I'm sorry but I'm just too much of a Jacket freak and want the live LP and Waterfall trax. I can be patient, though. Anything Jimbo creates is magic. I've started thinking and treating all of the projects as Jacket stuff, considering any of it could be played by the band and has. They've transformed a lot more solo items into Jacket vehicles than I thought:

Nothing To It
Down On The Bottom
State of The Art
A New Life
Carried Away
Losin Yo Head

and the one I really wanna see done: Carl's 4th of July!!!
Theyve done The Right Place and Quick Like a Flash too! And I’m not huge on Eternally Even but it’s a solid listen. Hoping for more guitar rock on this one.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: jttouch2 on Apr 16, 2018, 08:53 PM
hoping for guitar catharsis. Love some of Jim's solo stuff, Of The Mother Again is an unprecedented magical piece of music.

Eternally Even?? I'll admit it, I haven't even listened to it other than Here In Spirit and that's on me.

But a new solo album THIS Soon??

I'm sorry but I'm just too much of a Jacket freak and want the live LP and Waterfall trax. I can be patient, though. Anything Jimbo creates is magic. I've started thinking and treating all of the projects as Jacket stuff, considering any of it could be played by the band and has. They've transformed a lot more solo items into Jacket vehicles than I thought:

Nothing To It
Down On The Bottom
State of The Art
A New Life
Carried Away
Losin Yo Head

and the one I really wanna see done: Carl's 4th of July!!!
Theyve done The Right Place and Quick Like a Flash too! And I’m not huge on Eternally Even but it’s a solid listen. Hoping for more guitar rock on this one.
^Good take here. Definitely a good, enjoyable album, but every other Jim/MMJ album has stayed in my listening rotation pretty much since I discovered them but Eternally Even disappeared after a few months. Still good, but doesn't have the same type of longevity/staying power if that makes sense.
  And while I do kind of wish the guitar rock stayed was centered on full band stuff with Carl and Patrick in there to really bash it out, I think getting a bigtime guitar album from Jim would still be tons of fun. I imagine it'd be a lot more pop rock-y than most MMJ stuff, fitting in with the Anytime type of sound maybe?? also maybe if its more guitar centered, Throwback would appear on this album instead of a Jacket one? 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: HardNightConformist on Apr 16, 2018, 09:16 PM
True Nature and The World Is Smiling Now are the only songs I still consistently listen to - agreed that the rest of Eternally Even hasn't really "stuck".

I loved Tribute To 2. Wild Honey might be my favourite thing Jim James has done on any solo album to date.

I can get into some more guitar though. He's covered his slow, dreamy bases with ROLASOG, EE, and TT2, so I'm more than okay with him turning up the amp.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dogwoody on Apr 16, 2018, 09:29 PM
His birthday is April 27th, and he'll be 40 years old. Gotta be when he releases something.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: jttouch2 on Apr 16, 2018, 09:52 PM
His birthday is April 27th, and he'll be 40 years old. Gotta be when he releases something.
I hope he doesnt keep teasing a single for an entire two weeks, surely we'd get it this friday?

edit-I say that but I've incorrectly guessed the date for OBH downloads twice so im probably wrong
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: rkwedge on Apr 17, 2018, 08:37 AM
Pre order is up. Called Uniform Distortion, guess this is where “Throwback” ended up.  :beer:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BYGZFW8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_gRB1Ab7QW825G

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mvOnJm60Cp4
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MMJTX on Apr 17, 2018, 09:04 AM
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Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Apr 17, 2018, 09:05 AM
Pre order is up. Called Uniform Distortion, guess this is where “Throwback” ended up.  :beer:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BYGZFW8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_gRB1Ab7QW825G

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mvOnJm60Cp4

Great! Something to look forward to this summer!
Diggin “Just a Fool” after a quick listen
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on Apr 17, 2018, 09:30 AM
i am into thisssssss
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jbpats on Apr 17, 2018, 10:07 AM
Great news but not really feeling Just a Fool on first listen, hopefully it grows on me.

I will say, unlike the feedback i'm seeing here, I loved both of Jims previous solo LP's. I played Eternally Even to death back when it came out, likewise of ROLAS..

Pretty excited for this release to say the least.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Apr 17, 2018, 10:28 AM
I am definitely into this.

also excited that Throwback will be in the Jim/MMJ catalog now.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Cameron on Apr 17, 2018, 10:54 AM
sweeeeeeet!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: unravelled on Apr 17, 2018, 11:10 AM
On Jimjames.com, the 1st 250 orders come with a signed postcard. I passed on the lithograph cause I'm not wild about a 22x22 size. I ordered the clear vinyl, limited to 1000. 

Linky...

http://www.atorecords.com/uniformdistortion/phone/index.html
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: sillyboob on Apr 17, 2018, 12:16 PM
On Jimjames.com, the 1st 250 orders come with a signed postcard. I passed on the lithograph cause I'm not wild about a 22x22 size. I ordered the clear vinyl, limited to 1000. 

Linky...

http://www.atorecords.com/uniformdistortion/phone/index.html

Ordered mine!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Mr. White on Apr 17, 2018, 12:22 PM
Just ordered the black vinyl with sticker, post card, and poster.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Apr 17, 2018, 12:54 PM
Interesting read regarding the new album cover, and the lengths it took Jim to get the rights to use it.

https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/04/17/603048490/jim-james-decries-blanket-distortion-in-society-with-new-song-album
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: rkwedge on Apr 17, 2018, 01:57 PM
Interesting read regarding the new album cover, and the lengths it took Jim to get the rights to use it.

https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/04/17/603048490/jim-james-decries-blanket-distortion-in-society-with-new-song-album
That's a cool story, Thanks for posting this. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: APR on Apr 17, 2018, 02:08 PM
Awesome news.  Ordered.  Even though I'll listen on Spotify a thousand times more often, I like supporting JJ or ATO in this tiny way. 

Great read above about JJ's passion and getting the green light regarding permission to use the photo.

Very interesting that Throwback is on the list.  I so hope to hear that live again...... please summer tour!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Mr. White on Apr 17, 2018, 02:10 PM
Jim posted this a few hours ago on Instagram.

"removador - hello duane- your piece "the illuminated man" was used in "the last whole earth catalogue" in 1971. i wasnt even born yet. i was born in 1978...but i found my copy of "the last whole earth catalogue" about 6 months ago in a thrift store and it blew my mind. i have been feeling increasingly overwhelmed by the speed of technology and its place in our lives and here was this beautiful book/catalogue from the past showing me me all these beautiful things and amazing images to help one learn different ways to look at the world... or "get off the grid?" funny they had no idea back then just how crazy "the grid" would get. or did they? so i am trying to put down my phone... use the computer and social media less... and just focus on real life and the people i love and my art. of course i am not fully "off the grid" because i am sending you this email in hopes of you changing your mind about letting me use your image as it appeared in "the last whole earth catalogue" in 1971 because when i saw it on the page there it spoke to me so deeply of how my head feels like it is exploding with the amount of information we are forced to consume on a daily basis and how that information is so DISTORTED there is almost no longer any tangible truth. the name of my new record is "UNIFORM DISTORTION" because i feel like there is this blanket distortion on society/media and the way we gather our "news" and important information...and more and more of us are feeling lost and looking for new ways out of this distortion and back to the truth...and finding hope in places like the desert where i write this email to you now...finding hope in the land and in the water and in old books offering new ideas and most importantly in each other and love. i feel like there was a reason i found "the last whole earth catalogue" and there was a reason your art spoke to me... and i really think it would speak to others who would see it exploding out at them illuminating from the record store shelf or the glow of their phone or computer screen and feel its organic mind blowing distortion connect with this new music.
i hope you are well and thanks for listening-
jim james"
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: rna2525 on Apr 17, 2018, 03:37 PM
Truly an amazing album name. Makes my mind go wild with possibilities!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: DaydreamNation on Apr 17, 2018, 07:59 PM
Eh, new song is fine and nothing more. Cool to hear him going with a more rocking sound for a solo record though! Still excited for the record, and especially excited to get a studio version of "Throwback" after two years!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: oistheone on Apr 17, 2018, 10:02 PM
Happy to see ‘Throwback’ finally find a home, but a bit disappointed it’s not on an MMJ album. Hope the studio version lives up to those smokin’ band takes and also praying it stays in the MMJ canon once the guys start touring again!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lucius on Apr 18, 2018, 07:07 AM
You can listen to previews of the entire album on iTunes. I contemplated waiting until the release to listen to it but that idea sank within 10 seconds. I'm impressed, it's all very upbeat and sunny. The production is honestly flawless, a real raw band sound. I'm gonna be playing this record a lot this summer! "Out of Time" especially sounds very big, that riff!!!! Throwback literally sounds exactly like the live version, especially Jims vocals.

(I'd also like to add my list of names to those who loved Eternally Even, In The Moment is my fave Jim song by a long shot. So smooth and sexy!!)
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jackets N Pones on Apr 18, 2018, 10:04 AM
Awesome news, can't wait for tour dates and I hope it is the same backing band! Yeayuhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: CountSA on Apr 18, 2018, 10:06 AM
You can listen to previews of the entire album on iTunes. I contemplated waiting until the release to listen to it but that idea sank within 10 seconds. I'm impressed, it's all very upbeat and sunny. The production is honestly flawless, a real raw band sound. I'm gonna be playing this record a lot this summer! "Out of Time" especially sounds very big, that riff!!!! Throwback literally sounds exactly like the live version, especially Jims vocals.

(I'd also like to add my list of names to those who loved Eternally Even, In The Moment is my fave Jim song by a long shot. So smooth and sexy!!)

It seems you can't preview the whole thing anymore, unless I'm missing something?
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Apr 18, 2018, 10:17 AM
You can listen to previews of the entire album on iTunes. I contemplated waiting until the release to listen to it but that idea sank within 10 seconds. I'm impressed, it's all very upbeat and sunny. The production is honestly flawless, a real raw band sound. I'm gonna be playing this record a lot this summer! "Out of Time" especially sounds very big, that riff!!!! Throwback literally sounds exactly like the live version, especially Jims vocals.

(I'd also like to add my list of names to those who loved Eternally Even, In The Moment is my fave Jim song by a long shot. So smooth and sexy!!)

It seems you can't preview the whole thing anymore, unless I'm missing something?

I tried as well, and no preview for me either
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lucius on Apr 18, 2018, 10:42 AM
Maybe it's just on the UK store (possibly others) it used to be possible to switch over, I assume you still can! :smiley:

I really hope we get some UK tour dates this time around.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: wheelhousetunes on Apr 18, 2018, 11:21 AM
I LOVE the new song. Thank God he's getting back to the guitar and rockin' out because I frankly didn't dig his two previous offerings.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: justbcuzido on Apr 18, 2018, 06:07 PM
Maybe it's just on the UK store (possibly others) it used to be possible to switch over, I assume you still can! :smiley:

I really hope we get some UK tour dates this time around.

Someone in the UK with a bit of tech chops, help us less fortunate folks out and record the snippets! Please and thank you!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Stevie on Apr 21, 2018, 03:35 AM
Damn, doesnt come out til June 26th??? 

At least the prospect of a tour is exciting. 

Being from Milwaukee, I really hope he doesnt waste a stop on Summer Fest.  Absolutely the worst place to see a show and just not the right crowd for him. 

Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lucius on Apr 24, 2018, 06:30 PM
The previews have now disappeared! The only way I can describe it for anyone that wants to know is a real summertime, driving with the windows down and volume UP kind of album. Imagine the heavier live Compound Fracture x10.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: justbcuzido on Apr 25, 2018, 10:51 AM
The previews have now disappeared! The only way I can describe it for anyone that wants to know is a real summertime, driving with the windows down and volume UP kind of album. Imagine the heavier live Compound Fracture x10.

Sweet! So a pretty guitar heavy album (compared to the other solo efforts)? Thanks!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Cameron on Apr 25, 2018, 03:08 PM
Good news indeed.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: APR on May 11, 2018, 06:02 PM
I keep waiting for another single and especially a tour announcement.  I'm thinking next week, which would be a two month notice for July dates.  If nothing next week, then many weeks and I'll postpone my hopes for fall or winter. 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: jimsflyingv on May 25, 2018, 04:39 AM
....Thank God he's getting back to the guitar and rockin' out because I frankly didn't dig his two previous offerings.
Same here, not a big fan of his last two solo albums. Jim is on record saying that he wanted the next Jacket album to be more Rock and Roll....hope this new Solo album is not done instead of a Jacket Rock Album.....anyway great to hear that Jim is back to the guitar and rockin´!!!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on May 25, 2018, 09:16 AM
I thought after this eventful week... single #2 would have been released today  :angry: :cry:

Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on May 25, 2018, 10:01 AM
tbh, i was happy that Jim's albums were so different from Jacket because I felt it allowed him another avenue to be creative that didn't quite overlap with Jacket. Now, with this album apparently being more "guitar driven", it gives me a little bit of worry (not a lot) about the future of the band. More so than them playing all the albums at OBH4.

I know the band will get back together at some point but this does make me think the break could be longer than many of us have hoped. Don't bust out the pitchforks, just sharing my thoughts.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lonndown27 on May 25, 2018, 10:05 AM
tbh, i was happy that Jim's albums were so different from Jacket because I felt it allowed him another avenue to be creative that didn't quite overlap with Jacket. Now, with this album apparently being more "guitar driven", it gives me a little bit of worry (not a lot) about the future of the band. More so than them playing all the albums at OBH4.

I know the band will get back together at some point but this does make me think the break could be longer than many of us have hoped. Don't bust out the pitchforks, just sharing my thoughts.

Hey i agree and don't be afraid to share an opinion. Reality can be scary
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MamaKel on May 25, 2018, 07:16 PM
I feel like this album is perhaps the 3rd in a trilogy...
Even the evolution of the album imagery seems to speak of this...
The silhouette of the back turned...the costumed man behind the mask...the illuminated man.
Gods' Man/ROLASOG was the artist controlled by externalities. Eternally Even was the artist speaking and seeking the transcendent truth. What happens to said artist in the "final" saga?

Even though "Just A Fool" seems like a clever 1980s, George Harrison-esque pop song...it has something deeper.
It is "the artist" deciding to change how he constructs his/her own inner narrative. Jim says it is a sarcastic "fuck you" to anyone who has ever called anyone a fool...but also an acknowledgement of all the ways "he" has been a fool.

Pema Chodron, the beloved Buddhist monk says that neuroses and wisdom are inextricably intertwined.  We must be a fool...harmful to ourselves, deceitful, arrogant...before acknowledging the need to throw down the hammer of self harm in order to march our own way.
This song feels really close to my own lived experience. Almost uncomfortably. And where once, in more insecure times, it would almost felt like an indictment to listen to it, as it did on "Actress" on ROLASOG, now it is light...humorous...an opportunity to acknowledge my awkward humanness, and all its random provocations.

Pretty excited about this record. I secretly hope the trilogy feeling abides, but only if it wants to.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MMJTX on May 30, 2018, 09:45 AM
Did anyone pick up the 7" clear vinyl Jim released yesterday with 'Just a Fool' and track called 'Yaki Soba'??

I grabbed one yesterday at Good Records in Dallas, haven't listened to it yet.

http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/ (http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/)
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on May 30, 2018, 12:20 PM
Did anyone pick up the 7" clear vinyl Jim released yesterday with 'Just a Fool' and track called 'Yaki Soba'??

I grabbed one yesterday at Good Records in Dallas, haven't listened to it yet.

http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/ (http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/)


I called the Austin stores but they said they didnt have it. I'll try again.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: justbcuzido on May 30, 2018, 01:33 PM
Did anyone pick up the 7" clear vinyl Jim released yesterday with 'Just a Fool' and track called 'Yaki Soba'??

I grabbed one yesterday at Good Records in Dallas, haven't listened to it yet.

http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/ (http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/)


I called the Austin stores but they said they didnt have it. I'll try again.

Waterloo has a few copies still. I just snagged one today.

On a quick listen Yaki Soba is a fun fuzzed out pop rock song with catchy riff.

Where Just A Fool feels more anthemic, this tune is much more laid back.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on May 30, 2018, 05:21 PM
Did anyone pick up the 7" clear vinyl Jim released yesterday with 'Just a Fool' and track called 'Yaki Soba'??

I grabbed one yesterday at Good Records in Dallas, haven't listened to it yet.

http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/ (http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/)


I called the Austin stores but they said they didnt have it. I'll try again.

Waterloo has a few copies still. I just snagged one today.

On a quick listen Yaki Soba is a fun fuzzed out pop rock song with catchy riff.

Where Just A Fool feels more anthemic, this tune is much more laid back.

THANK YOU - just put one on hold.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: d_wil on May 30, 2018, 08:01 PM
Grabbed one in Johnson City, TN! Can't believe it was only $2...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: CountSA on May 30, 2018, 08:35 PM
If anyone is able to grab an extra for me it would be greatly appreciated! 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on May 31, 2018, 09:24 AM
the price surprised me too! Wonder if this "coupon" works for the ATO pre-orders?
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MOWJO8185 on May 31, 2018, 09:34 AM
Throwback is streaming! Sounds GREAT.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Murph on May 31, 2018, 09:47 AM
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jbpats on May 31, 2018, 11:09 AM

Not going to be a popular opinion but this album is 0-2 for me right now. Not a fan of just a fool, I thought it might grow on me but after 10 or so listens I think it's safe to say i'm not a fan.. and i've never liked Throwback, possibly the song I dislike the most in MMJ's entire catalogue. I was hoping the album gave it a different spin, but it didn't.

Still have hope, Same Old Lie was my least favorite song on his last album and i loved everything else on it.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MamaKel on May 31, 2018, 11:28 AM
When I first heard "Throwback", I was taken aback by how kitschy and soundtrack-y it sounded, but I think on a meta level, that is kind of the point. There is kind of a Dion "Teenager-in-Love" quality...that represents the language and tone of the time...
while on the other hand, kind of mockingly speaking to the arrested development that social media imposes on grown-ass people in the modern era. I think given the theme of the album, it makes sense. I genuinely like this arrangement better than the ones that have come before, but I don't know that it is a favorite. Live changes everything. It has the potential to get real weird and distorted and fuzzy, which would be dope. A weird castanet-style drum thing would be cool.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on May 31, 2018, 11:52 AM
i love this song. Has a special place for me though seeing it at their ACL recording the day after my wedding.  <3
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: searchinbig on May 31, 2018, 12:15 PM
Is that the git we spotted on tv last week?? That has a raw, sooooo kick ass sound. Can't wait to hear the vinyl!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on May 31, 2018, 04:27 PM
Did anyone pick up the 7" clear vinyl Jim released yesterday with 'Just a Fool' and track called 'Yaki Soba'??

I grabbed one yesterday at Good Records in Dallas, haven't listened to it yet.

http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/ (http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/)


Just picked it up!
Found it at Vintage Vinyl in Woodbridge, NJ
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on May 31, 2018, 04:46 PM
Just listened to Throwback about 20 times on my way in to work. I’m really excited and have high hopes for this album!!

As I am driving, I got to thinking.
With the inclusion of Throwback ...
What are the possibilities?
That this album.... is and was supposed to be, “The Waterfall: B Sides/Part 2”???🤔
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: RobRoy286 on May 31, 2018, 05:20 PM
Fuckin love Theowback. Of course I wish it were saved for a Jacket album, but I’m just happy it wasn’t forgotten. Super excited for the album.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Clarkwork on Jun 01, 2018, 01:46 PM
To me, both singles so far sound like demos.  Like they aren't done yet.  The vocal effect on Throwback is just not good.  Just not digging the production of the songs so far I guess.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: oistheone on Jun 01, 2018, 02:06 PM
I'm really digging this super-overdriven production! The reverb on the vocals takes me right back to ISM-era Jim. Ultimately it wouldn't work if the songs weren't there, but I think "Just A Fool" and especially "Throwback" show that Jim has still got the goods as a writer of supreme riff rockers.

This is the most excited I've ever been for a Jim solo album. Like everyone, kinda wish this was just a Jacket album, but as long as "Throwback" works its way back into MMJ sets, I ain't complainin'.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: APR on Jun 01, 2018, 04:40 PM
I have to say I'm on board with both oistheone and Clarkwork.....  I'm very excited for the album and am a fan of the riffs.  But I must admit that I also prefer the unaltered singing voice.  The muffled or fuzz or whatever production effect on the vocals is not my cup of tea either.   I hope that full effect isn't present during the live shows (which I CAN NOT wait for).  The rest of the album could have the scorching rock we've heard mentioned in earlier Jim interviews and from others who were at the Rough Trade show.

Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lucius on Jun 02, 2018, 01:25 PM
Throwback has really grown on me since we first heard it a while back, like others said at first I thought it was just a Waterfall reject but it has really become its own thing. Constantly stuck in my head!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Clarkwork on Jun 02, 2018, 10:22 PM
Love Throwback when Jacket did It. The recorded version is just awful. Keep trying to give it a shot but just hurts me due to falling in love with the live Jacket version. 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: HardNightConformist on Jun 03, 2018, 08:41 AM
It's a catchy song but it could be way better.

I seriously wonder why Jim has fallen so in love with the reverb and muffling his voice. If he had recorded this song in a grain silo like he did for At Dawn, it would've taken this song to another level.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: unravelled on Jun 03, 2018, 02:17 PM
I really like Jim's vocal approach!  It was perfect for Eternally Even. Very cool and sultry for.lack of better terms. We'll see how well it fits with the new album.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: The DARK on Jun 04, 2018, 03:18 PM
I’m in the camp of never having cared for the full-band Throwback, but this version makes a lot of sense to me. It’s a song that’s better off for being loose, low-key, and pointed rather than being given the flashy “Among the Living” treatment. You wouldn’t get that awesome little laugh at the end on a Jacket album these days.

Maybe in some ways, the full-band albums have become too much of an institution? They’re still fantastic albums full of epic rock songs, but Jim has a lot more to say these days and MMJ albums have a lot more expectations riding on them. Just a stray thought, considering I’ve been listening to a considerable amount of Jim solo albums as of late.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lucius on Jun 05, 2018, 01:27 PM
I personally hope the next MMJ record follows suit and is more loose/laid back sounding in its production. I really do love The Waterfall but a few songs (Compound Fracture, Spring & Only Memories especially) sound overbaked and totally rigid, almost robotic compared to the live versions. Only Memories is the worst offender to me, live it's so sexy and chilled but the studio version sounds really uptight and stiff. It's a strange one because there are also songs like In Its Infancy and Tropics that couldn't have been done better!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: e-stone on Jun 07, 2018, 08:12 PM
Quote from: Steven Hyden
Listening to the forthcoming Jim James album. Half of it sounds like "Mississippi Queen" and the other half is "Powderfinger." If that gets you excited, you're my people.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: wheelhousetunes on Jun 08, 2018, 09:17 AM
Yep. This might be the Jim solo record I've been waiting for.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Stevie on Jun 10, 2018, 04:26 PM
While we are talking Jim quotes ("scorching rock"), remember that Jim has said on numerous occasions that his approach with his solo records is to make you feel like you got the wrong record by mistake when you first listen to it.  He seems to want to go off path and make it sound a little screwed up. 

Whether you like this or not is one thing but we shouldnt be surprised anymore is all im saying.  The guy is an odd ball, which i love, but i think a lot of people are still clinging to the very straight forward, black and white Americana version of Jim that we got on the first three MMJ albums..which is roughly 4 years of Jim's work compared to the 17 years of evidence since then that paints a very different picture of who he really is and the type of music that he wants to make. 

That said, i would still die if he ever did a straight solo acoustic tour one day and just decided to play early Jacket songs like Hopefully and If All Else Fails. 



Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: diddy57 on Jun 11, 2018, 11:53 AM
When Jim chuckles giddily at the the end of Throwback, that's kind of the way I felt ... it's so good it makes you want to laugh. Really looking forward to this record based on the first two early-release tracks. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: APR on Jun 11, 2018, 04:14 PM
Some good points Stevie.  Jim is always evolving and never stagnant.

This album is called Uniform Distortion so I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of songs have the distortion/fuzz on the vocals like Throwback. The jam in the middle of the song is great.  A show with fuzz and distortion like the album plus a chunk of solo acoustic like Hopefully/All Else Fails mixed in would be ideal!  I like the pure, unadulterated Jim voice.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: oistheone on Jun 11, 2018, 11:13 PM
Today I was incredibly lucky and got a sneak peek of the album at work.

SPOILERS BELOW!!!

Start-to-finish, this is the most rock-and-roll album Jim's ever recorded. Not a single acoustic number to be found. Almost every single track sounds like it had the output cranked to 12. "Uniform Distortion" is right! It's certainly a cohesive sound -- layered, punchy productions with a very earnest vibe.  "Throwback" ain't the only tune containing lyrics delivered with laughter. Even with the overdriven fidelity and casual vibe, the music does not suffer in the least. This is Jim's strongest set of songs in years. This is as good as MMJ, and I cannot wait until the boys can dig into these tunes.

Highlights for me:

"Throwback" -- obviously. I'll never stop loving this song.

"Yes To Everything" has one of the best solos Jim has ever ripped. The last two minutes are pure, rip-roaring rock and roll, with an extremely Heartbreakers-esque rave-up finale. Jim's scream has never sounded better -- he belts the FUCK outta this one! It would be a crime against humanity if this didn't work its way into MMJ sets!

"No Secrets" might be the best song on the album. Hypnotic melody and fantastic, evocative lyrics set atop a beautiful little repeating guitar lick. This song BUILDS. Definitely the most personal song on the album. You know there's some real emotions behind this one.

"You Get To Rome" -- What a stomper! Sounds like Jim James was hanging with Billy Gibbons and rolled a joint on the cover of Tres Hombres before recording.

"No Use Waiting" - heavy, "Master Plan"-esque riff. Marvelous and monstrous, like the slower, more well-behaved cousin of "Highly Suspicious". Another number that Carl would absolutely SLAY!

"All In Your Head" --- here's where the Powderfinger comparisons are coming from! I think I've typed "riff" too much, but this song's got a killer one.

"Too Good To Be True" -- The most mellow track on the album. Quotes "Friends Again" in a more melancholy, reflective way. Jim rips a beautiful solo -- MAJOR shades of Jerry -- to end the album.

Shit, "Over and Over" and "Out Of Time" are great too! When "Just A Fool" might be the weakest track on the album, you know you've got a winner. MMJ fans are going to be thrilled.

This album kicks ass. And I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR THESE NEW TUNES LIVE!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: rkwedge on Jun 12, 2018, 12:14 AM
^^ Now this has me excited! ^^

Glad you got to listen to it. Sounds like you may have given it more then one play thru.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: davymac on Jun 12, 2018, 07:02 AM
Today I was incredibly lucky and got a sneak peek of the album at work.

SPOILERS BELOW!!!

Start-to-finish, this is the most rock-and-roll album Jim's ever recorded. Not a single acoustic number to be found. Almost every single track sounds like it had the output cranked to 12. "Uniform Distortion" is right! It's certainly a cohesive sound -- layered, punchy productions with a very earnest vibe.  "Throwback" ain't the only tune containing lyrics delivered with laughter. Even with the overdriven fidelity and casual vibe, the music does not suffer in the least. This is Jim's strongest set of songs in years. This is as good as MMJ, and I cannot wait until the boys can dig into these tunes.

Highlights for me:

"Throwback" -- obviously. I'll never stop loving this song.

"Yes To Everything" has one of the best solos Jim has ever ripped. The last two minutes are pure, rip-roaring rock and roll, with an extremely Heartbreakers-esque rave-up finale. Jim's scream has never sounded better -- he belts the FUCK outta this one! It would be a crime against humanity if this didn't work its way into MMJ sets!

"No Secrets" might be the best song on the album. Hypnotic melody and fantastic, evocative lyrics set atop a beautiful little repeating guitar lick. This song BUILDS. Definitely the most personal song on the album. You know there's some real emotions behind this one.

"You Get To Rome" -- What a stomper! Sounds like Jim James was hanging with Billy Gibbons and rolled a joint on the cover of Tres Hombres before recording.

"No Use Waiting" - heavy, "Master Plan"-esque riff. Marvelous and monstrous, like the slower, more well-behaved cousin of "Highly Suspicious". Another number that Carl would absolutely SLAY!

"All In Your Head" --- here's where the Powderfinger comparisons are coming from! I think I've typed "riff" too much, but this song's got a killer one.

"Too Good To Be True" -- The most mellow track on the album. Quotes "Friends Again" in a more melancholy, reflective way. Jim rips a beautiful solo -- MAJOR shades of Jerry -- to end the album.

Shit, "Over and Over" and "Out Of Time" are great too! When "Just A Fool" might be the weakest track on the album, you know you've got a winner. MMJ fans are going to be thrilled.

This album kicks ass. And I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR THESE NEW TUNES LIVE!!

I'm pumped now, thanks for the sneak peak review!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: robb on Jun 12, 2018, 08:32 AM
Today I was incredibly lucky and got a sneak peek of the album at work.

SPOILERS BELOW!!!

Start-to-finish, this is the most rock-and-roll album Jim's ever recorded. Not a single acoustic number to be found. Almost every single track sounds like it had the output cranked to 12. "Uniform Distortion" is right! It's certainly a cohesive sound -- layered, punchy productions with a very earnest vibe.  "Throwback" ain't the only tune containing lyrics delivered with laughter. Even with the overdriven fidelity and casual vibe, the music does not suffer in the least. This is Jim's strongest set of songs in years. This is as good as MMJ, and I cannot wait until the boys can dig into these tunes.

Highlights for me:

"Throwback" -- obviously. I'll never stop loving this song.

"Yes To Everything" has one of the best solos Jim has ever ripped. The last two minutes are pure, rip-roaring rock and roll, with an extremely Heartbreakers-esque rave-up finale. Jim's scream has never sounded better -- he belts the FUCK outta this one! It would be a crime against humanity if this didn't work its way into MMJ sets!

"No Secrets" might be the best song on the album. Hypnotic melody and fantastic, evocative lyrics set atop a beautiful little repeating guitar lick. This song BUILDS. Definitely the most personal song on the album. You know there's some real emotions behind this one.

"You Get To Rome" -- What a stomper! Sounds like Jim James was hanging with Billy Gibbons and rolled a joint on the cover of Tres Hombres before recording.

"No Use Waiting" - heavy, "Master Plan"-esque riff. Marvelous and monstrous, like the slower, more well-behaved cousin of "Highly Suspicious". Another number that Carl would absolutely SLAY!

"All In Your Head" --- here's where the Powderfinger comparisons are coming from! I think I've typed "riff" too much, but this song's got a killer one.

"Too Good To Be True" -- The most mellow track on the album. Quotes "Friends Again" in a more melancholy, reflective way. Jim rips a beautiful solo -- MAJOR shades of Jerry -- to end the album.

Shit, "Over and Over" and "Out Of Time" are great too! When "Just A Fool" might be the weakest track on the album, you know you've got a winner. MMJ fans are going to be thrilled.

This album kicks ass. And I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR THESE NEW TUNES LIVE!!


this is all extremely well said and echoes a lot of the same sentiments i had listening to this. i think i listened to the album 9 times yesterday. no secrets is my early favorite but that'll probably change at some point today when i find something else to latch on to.

this is probably jim's best effort since Z. it should really appeal to the folks who have been around awhile and haven't been digging what jim's been putting out.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: wheelhousetunes on Jun 12, 2018, 09:37 AM
this is probably jim's best effort since Z. it should really appeal to the folks who have been around awhile and haven't been digging what jim's been putting out.

Right up my alley!

I already had this one pre-ordered but now I'm glad I'm having it shipped Expedited.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jbpats on Jun 12, 2018, 11:49 AM
Today I was incredibly lucky and got a sneak peek of the album at work.

SPOILERS BELOW!!!

Start-to-finish, this is the most rock-and-roll album Jim's ever recorded. Not a single acoustic number to be found. Almost every single track sounds like it had the output cranked to 12. "Uniform Distortion" is right! It's certainly a cohesive sound -- layered, punchy productions with a very earnest vibe.  "Throwback" ain't the only tune containing lyrics delivered with laughter. Even with the overdriven fidelity and casual vibe, the music does not suffer in the least. This is Jim's strongest set of songs in years. This is as good as MMJ, and I cannot wait until the boys can dig into these tunes.

Highlights for me:

"Throwback" -- obviously. I'll never stop loving this song.

"Yes To Everything" has one of the best solos Jim has ever ripped. The last two minutes are pure, rip-roaring rock and roll, with an extremely Heartbreakers-esque rave-up finale. Jim's scream has never sounded better -- he belts the FUCK outta this one! It would be a crime against humanity if this didn't work its way into MMJ sets!

"No Secrets" might be the best song on the album. Hypnotic melody and fantastic, evocative lyrics set atop a beautiful little repeating guitar lick. This song BUILDS. Definitely the most personal song on the album. You know there's some real emotions behind this one.

"You Get To Rome" -- What a stomper! Sounds like Jim James was hanging with Billy Gibbons and rolled a joint on the cover of Tres Hombres before recording.

"No Use Waiting" - heavy, "Master Plan"-esque riff. Marvelous and monstrous, like the slower, more well-behaved cousin of "Highly Suspicious". Another number that Carl would absolutely SLAY!

"All In Your Head" --- here's where the Powderfinger comparisons are coming from! I think I've typed "riff" too much, but this song's got a killer one.

"Too Good To Be True" -- The most mellow track on the album. Quotes "Friends Again" in a more melancholy, reflective way. Jim rips a beautiful solo -- MAJOR shades of Jerry -- to end the album.

Shit, "Over and Over" and "Out Of Time" are great too! When "Just A Fool" might be the weakest track on the album, you know you've got a winner. MMJ fans are going to be thrilled.

This album kicks ass. And I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR THESE NEW TUNES LIVE!!


this is all extremely well said and echoes a lot of the same sentiments i had listening to this. i think i listened to the album 9 times yesterday. no secrets is my early favorite but that'll probably change at some point today when i find something else to latch on to.

this is probably jim's best effort since Z. it should really appeal to the folks who have been around awhile and haven't been digging what jim's been putting out.

how is everyone listening to the album already? I dont see it streaming online anywhere.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Cameron on Jun 12, 2018, 12:00 PM
sounds great.  can't wait!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Shug on Jun 12, 2018, 12:27 PM
Wow, that is a thrilling preview report, Oistheone, count me as one who has not been all that thrilled with Jim's solo stuff who is pumped for this one based on the first two songs released and the descriptions from those who have heard it.  I hope they do a full tour for this one, whether its Jim with a band or Jacket.  I haven't seen Jacket since 2015 and that fucking sucks, so I'm primed!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Stevie on Jun 12, 2018, 07:24 PM
Well..  if you happen to have a file or a link for the album, definitely dont pm me with any sort of information. 

Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: PookdaddyG on Jun 13, 2018, 08:06 AM
That sounds fantastic! I picked up the ATO single today, and liked what I heard. Speaking of which, has anyone else hear the b side-- Yaki Soba?
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MOWJO8185 on Jun 13, 2018, 10:48 AM
I would really hate a pm as well. Please don't do that to me.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: justbcuzido on Jun 13, 2018, 10:55 AM
Well..  if you happen to have a file or a link for the album, definitely dont pm me with any sort of information. 



Same here, a PM would be just the worst ;)
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: crooney on Jun 13, 2018, 11:25 AM
same here folks,  any leads on how to hear would be most appreciated.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Brother Beck on Jun 13, 2018, 09:35 PM
I have not heard the b-side Yaki Soba, but I would definitely love to if you are feeling generous.....

I am getting the feeling that for whatever reason the whole band didn't want to get back together for The Waterfall Part 2 and that some of that material ended up becoming this album.  I could be wrong.  It has happened before. 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: joely_91 on Jun 14, 2018, 04:02 AM
I'd love to hear Yaki Soba as well. No way of getting the track here in Australia from our record stores. :(
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: searchinbig on Jun 14, 2018, 12:14 PM
You can buy the 45 on ebay. Dirt cheap. Less than what I paid with delivery.

It includes a download card.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: gardenparty on Jun 14, 2018, 12:27 PM

I am getting the feeling that for whatever reason the whole band didn't want to get back together for The Waterfall Part 2 and that some of that material ended up becoming this album.  I could be wrong.  It has happened before. 

I'm thinking the same
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 14, 2018, 01:19 PM

I am getting the feeling that for whatever reason the whole band didn't want to get back together for The Waterfall Part 2 and that some of that material ended up becoming this album.  I could be wrong.  It has happened before. 

I'm thinking the same

I agree 100%

Here is my post, 2 weeks ago, a couple pages back, regarding the same thoughts

“Just listened to Throwback about 20 times on my way in to work. I’m really excited and have high hopes for this album!!

As I am driving, I got to thinking.
With the inclusion of Throwback ...
What are the possibilities?
That this album.... is and was supposed to be, “The Waterfall: B Sides/Part 2”???🤔”
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: The DARK on Jun 14, 2018, 01:38 PM
I’m not sure, wasn’t the Waterfall “twin” album supposed to be less rock-oriented and more experimental? That doesn’t fit the description of these songs at all. I could be wrong, but I remember reading that somewhere.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: jttouch2 on Jun 14, 2018, 02:03 PM
I’m not sure, wasn’t the Waterfall “twin” album supposed to be less rock-oriented and more experimental? That doesn’t fit the description of these songs at all. I could be wrong, but I remember reading that somewhere.
That makes sense in listening to Magic Bullet & The First Time, which both came from the same Waterfall sessions supposedly.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 14, 2018, 02:59 PM
I’m not sure, wasn’t the Waterfall “twin” album supposed to be less rock-oriented and more experimental? That doesn’t fit the description of these songs at all. I could be wrong, but I remember reading that somewhere.
That makes sense in listening to Magic Bullet & The First Time, which both came from the same Waterfall sessions supposedly.

We all know Jim is always hard at work and doing something all the time. But I just feel thatvthis album announcement came out of nowhere. The last mention to anything was a possible live album and the Waterfall B sides... and then this comes out.
Could be far off, just a thought
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on Jun 14, 2018, 03:39 PM
I’m not sure, wasn’t the Waterfall “twin” album supposed to be less rock-oriented and more experimental? That doesn’t fit the description of these songs at all. I could be wrong, but I remember reading that somewhere.
That makes sense in listening to Magic Bullet & The First Time, which both came from the same Waterfall sessions supposedly.

We all know Jim is always hard at work and doing something all the time. But I just feel thatvthis album announcement came out of nowhere. The last mention to anything was a possible live album and the Waterfall B sides... and then this comes out.
Could be far off, just a thought

I am with you on this.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: logan5ive on Jun 15, 2018, 11:12 AM
http://www.carolinestorefinder.com/jimjames/jim-james-advance-indie-record-store-listening-parties/
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: rkwedge on Jun 15, 2018, 04:19 PM
Not sure if this is where to post this but this seems to be the hot Jim James thread right now.
He's going to be on Steve Hyden's Celebration Rock Podcast next Monday the 18th.

Big show on Monday: My guest is Jim James. We talk about his really good new solo LP, UNIFORM DISTORTION, and the status of two (!) My Morning Jacket albums that are still in the can and almost ready to be released.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: gardenparty on Jun 15, 2018, 04:32 PM
excellent.  thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Brother Beck on Jun 16, 2018, 07:53 AM
Can you confirm that the clear vinyl for Just A Fool has the b-side and comes with a download card...?  I don't mind paying for it but I have no way to play vinyl.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: gasp on Jun 16, 2018, 12:13 PM
Can you confirm that the clear vinyl for Just A Fool has the b-side and comes with a download card...?  I don't mind paying for it but I have no way to play vinyl.

check pm
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 18, 2018, 11:58 AM
Not sure if this is where to post this but this seems to be the hot Jim James thread right now.
He's going to be on Steve Hyden's Celebration Rock Podcast next Monday the 18th.

Big show on Monday: My guest is Jim James. We talk about his really good new solo LP, UNIFORM DISTORTION, and the status of two (!) My Morning Jacket albums that are still in the can and almost ready to be released.

Podcast is up
Something to listen to on my way home from work!!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 18, 2018, 04:55 PM
Not sure if this is where to post this but this seems to be the hot Jim James thread right now.
He's going to be on Steve Hyden's Celebration Rock Podcast next Monday the 18th.

Big show on Monday: My guest is Jim James. We talk about his really good new solo LP, UNIFORM DISTORTION, and the status of two (!) My Morning Jacket albums that are still in the can and almost ready to be released.

Podcast is up
Something to listen to on my way home from work!!!

Well when I’m wrong I admit it... I stand corrected on my The Waterfall pt 2 album theory 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jun 19, 2018, 11:23 AM
my favorite thing from the pod was Steven describing it as a record you throw on if you're having a BBQ and want to play some air guitar on a beer bottle. Yes and yes.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Brother Beck on Jun 19, 2018, 06:05 PM
Can anyone who listened to the podcast say whether The Waterfall Pt. 2 seems likely to actually see the light of day...?  It's been almost 2 yrs since when originally it sounded like it'd be coming out. 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: oistheone on Jun 19, 2018, 10:47 PM
Can anyone who listened to the podcast say whether The Waterfall Pt. 2 seems likely to actually see the light of day...?  It's been almost 2 yrs since when originally it sounded like it'd be coming out. 

In all honesty, it doesn't sound close at all. Still needs to be mixed and packaged and it seems like Jim has a million other priorities right now.

The live album on the other hand... I am hopeful.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: unravelled on Jun 19, 2018, 11:42 PM
Attended the listening event at seasick records in Birmingham and the new album is pretty killer on first listen. Two things stand out. Jim is having a blast and guitars are rocking and up front.

The record sounds really fresh.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jun 20, 2018, 08:31 AM
Attended the listening event at seasick records in Birmingham and the new album is pretty killer on first listen. Two things stand out. Jim is having a blast and guitars are rocking and up front.

The record sounds really fresh.

the sounding fresh thing is something he seemed to be looking for based on the interview.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: justbcuzido on Jun 20, 2018, 10:35 AM
Attended the listening event at seasick records in Birmingham and the new album is pretty killer on first listen. Two things stand out. Jim is having a blast and guitars are rocking and up front.

The record sounds really fresh.

I concur with this. First listen and I really dug it and think these tunes are going to be amazing live.

It definitely does have a loose/garage rock feel to it.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: johnnYYac on Jun 25, 2018, 12:28 AM
I'll admit I've had a chance to listen to the album for a week now. It is fantastic, a gift to Jacket fans. I can't wait to hear what you think, once it drops on Friday.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: millerjustin on Jun 25, 2018, 10:00 AM
I'll admit I've had a chance to listen to the album for a week now. It is fantastic, a gift to Jacket fans. I can't wait to hear what you think, once it drops on Friday.

100% agreed
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: crooney on Jun 25, 2018, 11:32 AM
how are people listening to this?  i am leaving for a vacation in the morning and won't be able to wait for the friday delivery of the album.  any off the record guidance would me most appreciated.  thx.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: justbcuzido on Jun 25, 2018, 12:31 PM
how are people listening to this?  i am leaving for a vacation in the morning and won't be able to wait for the friday delivery of the album.  any off the record guidance would me most appreciated.  thx.

Would love a PM as well. Especially since now the smart post on my album order says it wont be here until Saturday :(
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MOWJO8185 on Jun 25, 2018, 04:06 PM
For what it's worth, the ATO site has previews of all tracks.  https://atorecords.shop.musictoday.com/product/ATDD260/jim-james-uniform-distortion-digital-album?cp=126_68335_101514
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: CHIMMJFAN on Jun 25, 2018, 08:40 PM
I'll admit I've had a chance to listen to the album for a week now. It is fantastic, a gift to Jacket fans. I can't wait to hear what you think, once it drops on Friday.
Those are some strong words John, lol. I can't wait other than "Just a Fool" and "Throwback" I am avoiding the album until Thurs night. I have a great feeling about this album!

CHIMMJFAN
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Brother Beck on Jun 25, 2018, 08:58 PM
I definitely caved and checked out the short preview clips MOWJO8185 tipped us off about.  I can't say that I am 100% sold on the muddy sounding production just yet, but these songs themselves sound absolutely incredible.  I cannot wait to hear the good quality full songs. 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jbpats on Jun 26, 2018, 08:36 AM
Checked the snippets and might have been a mistake, not loving what i'm hearing. I think I just need to give the full album a few full listens and then pass judgement.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: CountSA on Jun 26, 2018, 10:11 AM
It looks like my vinyl pre-order is out for delivery today!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Osistheones on Jun 26, 2018, 11:05 AM
Looking forward to hearing the whole thing, but I do wish he kept fleshing out the art pop/psych pop sound. I liked that his first 2 records weren't just MMJ lite.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on Jun 26, 2018, 11:40 AM
It looks like my vinyl pre-order is out for delivery today!

nice! i'm not getting it till next Monday
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: justbcuzido on Jun 26, 2018, 12:42 PM
It looks like my vinyl pre-order is out for delivery today!

nice! i'm not getting it till next Monday

Smart post is the worst... I was originally set for Friday, then Saturday, and now it's Monday as well...
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Mr. White on Jun 26, 2018, 01:15 PM
It looks like my vinyl pre-order is out for delivery today!

nice! i'm not getting it till next Monday

Smart post is the worst... I was originally set for Friday, then Saturday, and now it's Monday as well...

Mine was originally scheduled to arrive on Thursday. This morning, I checked, and it's supposed to arrive on Wednesday (tomorrow). However, I noticed it had arrived at my local post office already, so I called them up to see if I could stop by to pick it up. They said to give them until 3:30 to sort packages, and then I could stop by to pick it up (less than a mile from my house).
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: walterfredo on Jun 26, 2018, 01:42 PM
Mines scheduled to arrive Tuesday July 3rd. So disappointing. For whatever reason, received tracking info that label was created on 6/21, but was not actually shipped until this morning. I think I’m done buying new releases from anywhere other than my local RS, they will certainly have it available on Friday.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jun 26, 2018, 03:51 PM
Mines scheduled to arrive Tuesday July 3rd. So disappointing. For whatever reason, received tracking info that label was created on 6/21, but was not actually shipped until this morning. I think I’m done buying new releases from anywhere other than my local RS, they will certainly have it available on Friday.

i slowed buying presales with summer release dates b/c I kept getting warped records. If I buy from my local, it's much less likely to be warped and I have a quicker avenue for replacement
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Cameron on Jun 26, 2018, 04:27 PM
I preordered just so I could dl it tomorrow. Mine hasn’t shipped yet but at least I’ll be able to listen early.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MOWJO8185 on Jun 26, 2018, 05:29 PM
I preordered just so I could dl it tomorrow. Mine hasn’t shipped yet but at least I’ll be able to listen early.

Haha I did the same. I have an Apple Music account and haven't actually bought a physical release from any artist in a long time, but the two days early thing made me order a copy.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: walterfredo on Jun 26, 2018, 11:00 PM
I preordered just so I could dl it tomorrow. Mine hasn’t shipped yet but at least I’ll be able to listen early.

I preordered too, so will they email us a DL code? I assumed it would come on a slip of paper inside the album.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: slappymoe on Jun 27, 2018, 05:39 AM
I preordered just so I could dl it tomorrow. Mine hasn’t shipped yet but at least I’ll be able to listen early.

I preordered too, so will they email us a DL code? I assumed it would come on a slip of paper inside the album.
got my DL e-mail this morning!  can't wait to get home and see (hear?) what all the fuss is about.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Nikkogino on Jun 27, 2018, 06:48 AM
Who are the DL emails and shipping emails coming from?  I ordered (and was charged), but have not received a single email confirmation.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on Jun 27, 2018, 07:37 AM
Who are the DL emails and shipping emails coming from?  I ordered (and was charged), but have not received a single email confirmation.

The download link I received this morning for the album came from "ATO Records Store". The link isn't working for me and I'm trying to get that sorted.

The shipping confirmation email came from ATO Records Orders.

The fulfillment is through Music Today.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on Jun 27, 2018, 08:41 AM
Got the link to work!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MOWJO8185 on Jun 27, 2018, 10:07 AM
Just got through my first listen. I wouldn't say these are anywhere near Jim's most well-crafted songs, especially lyrically, but I could listen to him just rip on the guitar for pretty much eternity, so I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jun 27, 2018, 10:24 AM
Just got through my first listen. I wouldn't say these are anywhere near Jim's most well-crafted songs, especially lyrically, but I could listen to him just rip on the guitar for pretty much eternity, so I enjoyed it quite a bit.

he said it was recorded really fast and in stark contrast with Jacket albums, could explain some of that
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MOWJO8185 on Jun 27, 2018, 10:45 AM
Just got through my first listen. I wouldn't say these are anywhere near Jim's most well-crafted songs, especially lyrically, but I could listen to him just rip on the guitar for pretty much eternity, so I enjoyed it quite a bit.

he said it was recorded really fast and in stark contrast with Jacket albums, could explain some of that

For sure, and I didn't mean for it to come off as a knock on the album. I enjoyed it quite a bit. But I think my enjoyment, at least initially, is coming from my affection for the way I've seen/heard Jim play the guitar live being all over this album, rather than it being an example of Jim's songwriting being at the top of its game.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Nikkogino on Jun 27, 2018, 10:49 AM
Just got through my first listen. I wouldn't say these are anywhere near Jim's most well-crafted songs, especially lyrically, but I could listen to him just rip on the guitar for pretty much eternity, so I enjoyed it quite a bit.
My opinion exactly...I like the laid back sound.  Out of Time is ridiculously fun.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: jttouch2 on Jun 27, 2018, 10:51 AM
Just got through my first listen. I wouldn't say these are anywhere near Jim's most well-crafted songs, especially lyrically, but I could listen to him just rip on the guitar for pretty much eternity, so I enjoyed it quite a bit.
My opinion exactly...I like the laid back sound.  Out of Time is ridiculously fun.
Out of Time is so badass. I'm only halfway through right now but it is the clear standout thus far, though the guitar on No Secrets is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Nikkogino on Jun 27, 2018, 11:27 AM
Is Jim laughing on every track because he realizes he is going to make money on something he recorded in an hour?

To be clear, I am loving the album.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: rkwedge on Jun 27, 2018, 12:00 PM
“To Good To Be True” could have been on any album the Band put out, Jim channeling his inner Levon Helm. All and all I like the songs a lot, the production not so much. Can’t wait to hear these live.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Cameron on Jun 27, 2018, 02:52 PM
No Secrets is probably my fave after first listen.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: slappymoe on Jun 27, 2018, 03:23 PM
haven't made it thru yet, so far i keep thinking "mirror ball, mirror ball, mirror ball."

love no use waiting.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: slappymoe on Jun 27, 2018, 03:44 PM
done.  great rock n' roll record. :thumbsup:  can't wait to hear these songs live. 

Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: justbcuzido on Jun 27, 2018, 03:53 PM
This album is awesome. Out of Time and No Secrets will be bangers live. I get this Neil Young with Crazy Horse vibe on the guitar playing as other reviewers have said
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: subinai on Jun 27, 2018, 03:58 PM
hard to imagine these being MMJ songs aside from Throwback (since it was already played live)
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 27, 2018, 04:35 PM
Local Record Store just called and said my copy of the album is in and ready to be picked up!
Picking up after work... can’t wait to give it a listen!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: WickedMessenger on Jun 27, 2018, 08:07 PM
Anticipation is high now, looking forward to getting the CD. Is a CD more old school than vinyl these days?
I was puzzled by Eternally Even when it came out but after settling into the repeating riffs and heavy keyboards it became a favorite.  Not expecting a similar sound for this album. 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Mr. White on Jun 27, 2018, 09:30 PM
Since this isn't on the album and only the B Side of the single, I thought I'd share it here and only here. It's "Unlisted" on YouTube.


"Yaki Soba" - (Unlisted on YouTube)

Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: johnnYYac on Jun 27, 2018, 11:56 PM
Roll Call!!!

How many got "Download limit reached" the first time you tried to download the new album and had to contact customer service to have them "reset" it?

1. johnnYYac
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 28, 2018, 01:06 AM
Just listened to the full album twice through... and I have to say, it’s fantastic!!  :cheesy:
Vinyl definitely does this album much justice and sounds great in all its griminess.

2 initial standout favorites for me are “Yes to Everything” and “Too Good To Be True”.


Cheers to a great weekend of listening everyone!! :beer:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: slappymoe on Jun 28, 2018, 06:02 AM
Vinyl definitely does this album much justice and sounds great in all its griminess.

all week the usps tracking said my shipment would arrive Monday.

this morning, it says it's out for delivery today! 

I'm not thrilled with the album's production, but if I can learn to love two of the worst-sounding classics, "tommy" and "all things must pass," I can deal with anything.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Nikkogino on Jun 28, 2018, 06:11 AM
Vinyl definitely does this album much justice and sounds great in all its griminess.

all week the usps tracking said my shipment would arrive Monday.

this morning, it says it's out for delivery today! 

I'm not thrilled with the album's production, but if I can learn to love two of the worst-sounding classics, "tommy" and "all things must pass," I can deal with anything.
Weirdly enough, I like the production.  I think it fits the intended feel/themes of the album.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: slappymoe on Jun 28, 2018, 07:06 AM
Vinyl definitely does this album much justice and sounds great in all its griminess.

all week the usps tracking said my shipment would arrive Monday.

this morning, it says it's out for delivery today! 

I'm not thrilled with the album's production, but if I can learn to love two of the worst-sounding classics, "tommy" and "all things must pass," I can deal with anything.
Weirdly enough, I like the production.  I think it fits the intended feel/themes of the album.
hopefully cranking the vinyl up to 11 will give me a different perspective :beer:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: hoojack on Jun 28, 2018, 09:29 AM
No Secrets is probably my fave after first listen.

Jim doing his best Stevie nicks? This track screams Fleetwood Mac to me. And I’m actually ok with that.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: sillyboob on Jun 28, 2018, 10:41 AM
No Secrets is probably my fave after first listen.

Jim doing his best Stevie nicks? This track screams Fleetwood Mac to me. And I’m actually ok with that.

Yup, totally agree.  The wife & I were listening to the album last night in the jacuzzi and we had the Fleetwood Mac conversation when we heard this one. 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jun 28, 2018, 11:16 AM
one listen in and it's already my favorite of his solo works. No Secrets and Yes to Everything are great. Is the closing track an original? I like it quite a bit too
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 28, 2018, 12:22 PM
No Secrets is probably my fave after first listen.

Jim doing his best Stevie nicks? This track screams Fleetwood Mac to me. And I’m actually ok with that.

Yup, totally agree.  The wife & I were listening to the album last night in the jacuzzi and we had the Fleetwood Mac conversation when we heard this one. 

Wow, I can definitely see that.
It’s weird too... I have been on a Fleetwood Mac binge kick the last 2 weeks
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 28, 2018, 12:23 PM
one listen in and it's already my favorite of his solo works. No Secrets and Yes to Everything are great. Is the closing track an original? I like it quite a bit too

Agreed! Definitely my favorite of the 3 albums already
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Osistheones on Jun 28, 2018, 02:30 PM
On a lot of this, I kinda get these 60s bouncy soul/pop/rock vibes with heavier guitar and muddy production. It works for me.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 28, 2018, 03:08 PM
On a lot of this, I kinda get these 60s bouncy soul/pop/rock vibes with heavier guitar and muddy production. It works for me.

Agree.
Yes to Everything is like a punk rock version of a Beach Boys song!
Hahhaha
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Emotion Detector on Jun 28, 2018, 05:10 PM
After hearing the album and digging how guitar oriented it is, I'm a little disappointed Jim is choosing to do a solo acoustic tour instead of bringing along a full band. I feel like a lot of the tracks won't translate well to acoustic guitar...

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Osistheones on Jun 28, 2018, 05:17 PM
It is career spanning, so I could see it being fairly light (handful) on the new songs.

"I am looking forward to exploring all sorts of songs stripped down as they first occurred in their natural habitat, just voice and guitar"

I'm picturing what Vedder did when he went on tour after Into the Wild. Or Cornell's solo act.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Emotion Detector on Jun 28, 2018, 05:47 PM
It is career spanning, so I could see it being fairly light (handful) on the new songs.

"I am looking forward to exploring all sorts of songs stripped down as they first occurred in their natural habitat, just voice and guitar"

I'm picturing what Vedder did when he went on tour after Into the Wild. Or Cornell's solo act.

I think that sounds like a cool idea.

I'm looking forward to hearing a lot of Jacket tracks in their early stages. On the other hand, I think the new Jim record is just so heavy and part of me would rather see those songs live with a band.

I caught Jim solo last November in Louisville and while it was neat hearing stripped down versions of Throwback, State of the Art, and I'm Amazed, I found myself wishing it was a full band experience.

I'm thinking maybe we'll see some of these new solo tracks in future My Morning Jacket shows?

Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 28, 2018, 09:24 PM
No Secrets is probably my fave after first listen.

Jim doing his best Stevie nicks? This track screams Fleetwood Mac to me. And I’m actually ok with that.

Yup, totally agree.  The wife & I were listening to the album last night in the jacuzzi and we had the Fleetwood Mac conversation when we heard this one. 

Wow, I can definitely see that.
It’s weird too... I have been on a Fleetwood Mac binge kick the last 2 weeks

https://www.irishnews.com/arts/2018/06/29/news/album-reviews-john-coltrane-jim-james-gorillaz-johnny-jewel-sons-of-bill-1367363/

Review feels the same comparison
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: CHIMMJFAN on Jun 29, 2018, 02:03 AM
Ok just got through a few listens and damn his album has some fun guitar elements to it.

"Out of time" is so damn enjoyable, I need to hear this live with a full band.
"No Secrets" is top notch and yeah the Fleetwood Mac comparison is undeniable which I'm completely cool with.
I'm digging "Yes to Everything" especially his guitar work at the end, "No Use Waiting" needs to be played out on the road with MMJ please!
 And "Too Good to Be True" is gorgeous and really brings a nice close to the album. Definitely my favorite of all of Jim's solo albums. I am a little bummed his upcoming tour is only acoustic after hearing this album, but damn the thoughts of some acoustic rarities is cool. I'm sure we will hear some of this album with MMJ in the future.

CHIMMJFAN
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: The DARK on Jun 29, 2018, 02:10 AM
Loving it more with each listen. Sounds like Mont De Sundua meets 60’s garage/beach music. Favorite song is Yes to Everything; I just can’t resist the goofy fun and that face-melting solo.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: davymac on Jun 29, 2018, 06:42 AM
Finally gave it a full listen through this morning.  First impression is this is my favorite JJ solo album yet! 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jbpats on Jun 29, 2018, 07:50 AM
Gave it my first listen on the way to work, and hate to be critical on such an exciting day, but i'm just not a fan. The distorted vocals are not for me, sounds like he is singing in the shower, and while the album shreds it just comes across as sloppy guitar playing. I kind of get a garage band had a $1000 to spend to cut a record at their local studio kind of vibe with it.
It actually got to a point where I was just waiting for it to end so i could throw on Circuital and get a familiar sound back through my head. I kept thinking throughout my listen that 'outta my system' would have fit well on this new album, and maybe if the songs were produced similarly to outta my system I would have dug it more.. but I don't think that's what Jim was going for.
All that said i plan on listening to it over and over again and i'm sure it'll grow on me, but off the bat it just doesn't do it.. but i guess i've never really been a fan of basic 2-3 minute rock songs in general from any artist. The album kind of screams The Clash to me which is certainly not for me.   
Of the three solo releases this is dead last, but I REALLY enjoyed Eternally Even and Regions of light and sound.. they still make it on my frequent playlist so they are certainly tough shoes to fill.

Hopefully it grows on me, because I was really excited for this release.


 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 29, 2018, 08:21 AM
I personally love the “Live” feel
I love that it is butt naked and not over produced
I love that it’s not tight and meticulous
I love seeing Jim having fun and letting loose
You can tell he really missed his guitar, and its like a love letter to “Mahgeetah”   :wink:

In my opinion Too Good To Be True is one of his most beautiful songs, and that guitar solo at the end, just when you think the song is over, is PERFECT!

Not only is this my favorite Jim record, I already put it above The Waterfall.

PS- I NEED to see Yes to Everthing live!!!




Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jun 29, 2018, 09:20 AM
the relisten factor of this one is skrong. I had not planned on getting this on vinyl, but I'll be at the local shop for a copy this weekend lol
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dru on Jun 29, 2018, 09:26 AM
Jim does it again. I cherish Eternally Even -- I really feel it's the What's Going On of our times.

But this is a rocker through and through and exactly what I needed for the mayhem of 2018. The world's in an uproar but Jim just wants to laugh a bit and play some rock and roll like "when we were young.". All good by me.


Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jun 29, 2018, 09:34 AM
Gave it my first listen on the way to work, and hate to be critical on such an exciting day, but i'm just not a fan. The distorted vocals are not for me, sounds like he is singing in the shower, and while the album shreds it just comes across as sloppy guitar playing. I kind of get a garage band had a $1000 to spend to cut a record at their local studio kind of vibe with it.
It actually got to a point where I was just waiting for it to end so i could throw on Circuital and get a familiar sound back through my head. I kept thinking throughout my listen that 'outta my system' would have fit well on this new album, and maybe if the songs were produced similarly to outta my system I would have dug it more.. but I don't think that's what Jim was going for.
All that said i plan on listening to it over and over again and i'm sure it'll grow on me, but off the bat it just doesn't do it.. but i guess i've never really been a fan of basic 2-3 minute rock songs in general from any artist. The album kind of screams The Clash to me which is certainly not for me.   
Of the three solo releases this is dead last, but I REALLY enjoyed Eternally Even and Regions of light and sound.. they still make it on my frequent playlist so they are certainly tough shoes to fill.

Hopefully it grows on me, because I was really excited for this release.
 

you're not even being critical, you're just sharing your opinion while still leaving the door open for it to grow on you. It's funny, for all of the reasons you don't like it, it's endearing to me. And for the opposite reasons, I've only listened to his other proper solo albums like 5 times total. But, hey that's the reason they make chocolate and vanilla! I'm just happy our guy likes to sample a lot of flavors.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 29, 2018, 10:09 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HVTzgnlVLjQ

Jim on the Illuminated Man, and meets the man (Duane Michals)
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: gardenparty on Jun 29, 2018, 12:52 PM
I love Regions and Eternally Even so will be tough to top.  Such good mood albums

I've just skimmed this so far and agree the vocals will be tough to warm up to.

Plan to give a couple full spins today

New Jacket days are certainly great days!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Cameron on Jun 29, 2018, 02:01 PM
Getting better with each listen. This will get played in my house a lot more than The Waterfall did.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: ryno11111 on Jun 29, 2018, 02:18 PM
Count me amongst the fans.  I love it on first listen.  I love all of Jim's stuff.   I love all of the Jacket's stuff.   No doubt new release days are the best days.   Consider myself blessed to be along for the ride with Jim and Tom and Pat and Carl and Bo and everybody else.       
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jbpats on Jun 29, 2018, 02:38 PM
Getting better with each listen. This will get played in my house a lot more than The Waterfall did.

Surprised by the Waterfall hate around here, I absolutely loved The Waterfall.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: RobRoy286 on Jun 29, 2018, 03:27 PM
Wow I love this album! Favorites - Out of Time, Yes to Everything, Over and Over, Too Good to Be True. The album finishes so strong.

I know most of it is pretty straight forward but does anyone have the lyrics?
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: searchinbig on Jun 29, 2018, 04:43 PM
Loving the new record! Great guitar work and the background chickletts are fuckin' awesome! :thumbsup:

Unfortunately the production makes this a strong negative for me. I know that was done on purpose but I just don't think I can get use to a shitty sounding record.  :undecided:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: d_wil on Jun 29, 2018, 05:05 PM
Just swung by my local store to pick up a copy and they had 3 of the "Just A Fool"/"Yaki Soba" 7" still left. Went ahead and grabbed one of them for someone who wasn't able to get one. I know there's a few of y'all out there. Let me know and I'm happy to send it to you. And if anyone wants me to go get the other 2, I'm sure they'll still be there tomorrow. Can't wait to give the record a spin tonight!  :beer:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Cameron on Jun 29, 2018, 06:15 PM
Getting better with each listen. This will get played in my house a lot more than The Waterfall did.

Surprised by the Waterfall hate around here, I absolutely loved The Waterfall.

I definitely don’t hate the waterfall. Half of it just doesn’t click with me. The other half I really like. Live I like it more. This one is better start to finish though.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jun 29, 2018, 07:31 PM
Getting better with each listen. This will get played in my house a lot more than The Waterfall did.

Surprised by the Waterfall hate around here, I absolutely loved The Waterfall.

I definitely don’t hate the waterfall. Half of it just doesn’t click with me. The other half I really like. Live I like it more. This one is better start to finish though.

Ditto this

I didn’t mean I hate The Waterfall
I just put this a step above
I like that I have been able to press play and walk away and not feel like I have to skip a song
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Clarkwork on Jun 29, 2018, 11:06 PM
Never wanted to like something so much than this album....not happening for me.   Some good moments but just not a good album in my opinion
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Varitek on Jun 30, 2018, 11:54 PM
I’m finding plenty that I like on this one. No Secrets is far and away my favorite tune at this point. These tunes scream “Take me on the road and play me LIVE & LOUD!!!”
The initial excitement with this album for me is slowly turning to disappointment. If he doesn’t plan to tour with a full band in the coming months to support this album, then it would seem unlikely that it will happen at all...
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: hendo9591 on Jul 01, 2018, 12:24 AM
The people that don’t like this album are either smoking crack or weren’t at rough trade
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 01, 2018, 08:17 AM
more listens in, definitely getting some Jack White feels from the fuzzy guitar riffs and even some Iggy with the Stooges feels from the random yelping & laughing. The songwriting can be a bit cliche in spots, but he was admittedly light on editing for this album. As far as the production goes, its a better sounding record than the early Jacket albums but in clear contrast sonically from his most recent albums incl The Waterfall. I think once these songs get out in the wild when he inevitably tours with a full band, people may change their perception on many of these tracks.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: RobRoy286 on Jul 01, 2018, 09:49 AM
Album keeps getting better for me. I personally LOVE the fuzzy production.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: ericm on Jul 01, 2018, 10:40 AM
The people that don’t like this album are either smoking crack or weren’t at rough trade

Well maybe it's just bad crack?

I'm not sure how you can compare seeing the album played live to just hearing it on its release though. There's tons of songs on albums from lots of bands I'm not crazy about but love them when seeing them performed live. Jacket included.

 There are also lots of songs  and albums that take some warming up to, and need quite a few listens for me. In fact it's pretty common for me even with bands I love.

To each their own though and I'm not going to judge what other people like or dislike.  :beer:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lucius on Jul 01, 2018, 08:47 PM
I half love it, half not bothered. I LOVE Throwback, No Secrets and Out of Time. There are some I really don't like that venture too far into a lame 'dad rock' sound.

I really wanted to like No Use Waiting but the riff is too repetitive for me, it gets annoying. I also can't take All In Your Head seriously, what's with the lisp???

Overall I think it would have worked better an as EP. Like I said there are some good songs but rock is such a tired/dying genre, everything has been done to death, I prefer Jim's other more experimental first two albums. Like others have said I really wanted to love this album and was very excited for it but, something's missing.

+ 1 more vote for The Waterfall being awesome. I rate it above Circuital and Evil Urges, don't get me wrong I dig those albums too but TW was like a breath of fresh air. In Its Infancy is easily in my top 10 Jacket songs. Pure magic!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dogwoody on Jul 01, 2018, 09:50 PM
All I have to say is No Secrets is a BANGING TUNE I MEAN MY GOD
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: slappymoe on Jul 02, 2018, 07:54 AM
rock is such a tired/dying genre, everything has been done to death
hey hey, my my
rock and roll can never die

or 

long live rock
be it dead or alive

I think it's a fantastic album if you can just accept it for what it is -  a collection of raw, rowdy rock songs.  it's not gonna change the world or cure disease, it's just a good, fun summer listen.

still not a fan of the production, sounds too much like some Phil Spector wall-of-sound nonsense.  but it is what it is, and I can deal with it.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 02, 2018, 10:02 AM
you know what's actually dying? using "dad rock" as a pejorative.

What is that even supposed to mean these days? Do people without kids have better taste in music or is that we're out of time (yes I did that) with what's good? Why can't it be "mom rock" as well?
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: APR on Jul 02, 2018, 01:44 PM
Cool video featuring Jim discussing the album cover and footage of Jim's conversation with the photographer

https://youtu.be/DXQVU-eizWY
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lucius on Jul 02, 2018, 02:41 PM
you know what's actually dying? using "dad rock" as a pejorative.

What is that even supposed to mean these days? Do people without kids have better taste in music or is that we're out of time (yes I did that) with what's good? Why can't it be "mom rock" as well?

I have nothing against Dads. I'm always the first to spot a DILF in the vicinity :tongue:

I guess by Dad Rock I just mean something that's light, tame, lacks any edge or bite. I stand by it! I guess I just didn't ever imagine Jim doing anything as cheesey as You Get to Rome. It might grow on me but for now I'll be skipping it, and a few others. 

Now, DILF Rock is definitely something I could get on board with!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 02, 2018, 02:48 PM
you know what's actually dying? using "dad rock" as a pejorative.

What is that even supposed to mean these days? Do people without kids have better taste in music or is that we're out of time (yes I did that) with what's good? Why can't it be "mom rock" as well?

I have nothing against Dads. I'm always the first to spot a DILF in the vicinity :tongue:

I guess by Dad Rock I just mean something that's light, tame, lacks any edge or bite. I stand by it! I guess I just didn't ever imagine Jim doing anything as cheesey as You Get to Rome. It might grow on me but for now I'll be skipping it, and a few others. 

Now, DILF Rock is definitely something I could get on board with!

 :grin: :thumbsup: :beer:

(yea, not a get to Rome fan at all)
(also Wilco seems to be the main "dad rock" band people mention but I assume that's people who've never seen them perform Art of Almost)
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: PJAMVedder on Jul 02, 2018, 02:49 PM
Been stewing with the album since Friday now. For me, first listen was rough with good moments.

I'm now in love with this album
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Stevie on Jul 02, 2018, 07:47 PM
After three listens, the following is clear to me:

1.  No Secrets is undisputable king, everything else is at least a notch and a half below.

2.  I absolutely cant stand three songs: Fool, Yes to, and Rome.  i know theres a lot of guitar on Yes but its just mindless noise to me and his vocals arent helping.

3.  I like the rest of the songs on a spectrum between a 6.5 and an 8.  (No secrets is a 9.5). 

4.  Eternally Even as a whole album is easily better.  It transcends.  Conversely, Ill probably never want to listen to this album from front to back ever again.  Some of that has to do with how many times ive already heard fool and throwback, but i also dont think the sum is greater than the parts here.  Its just a stack of parts. 

5.  I think this was a release valve for Jim.  Maybe he was feeling creatively stuck, maybe he was feeling restless and frustrated with his usual creative process.  Either way, i think making the album the way he did served a purpose for him and his next work should be pretty damn good once he feels like spending some serious time on something again.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Nikkogino on Jul 02, 2018, 09:33 PM
After three listens, the following is clear to me:

1.  No Secrets is undisputable king, everything else is at least a notch and a half below.

2.  I absolutely cant stand three songs: Fool, Yes to, and Rome.  i know theres a lot of guitar on Yes but its just mindless noise to me and his vocals arent helping.

3.  I like the rest of the songs on a spectrum between a 6.5 and an 8.  (No secrets is a 9.5). 

4.  Eternally Even as a whole album is easily better.  It transcends.  Conversely, Ill probably never want to listen to this album from front to back ever again.  Some of that has to do with how many times ive already heard fool and throwback, but i also dont think the sum is greater than the parts here.  Its just a stack of parts. 

5.  I think this was a release valve for Jim.  Maybe he was feeling creatively stuck, maybe he was feeling restless and frustrated with his usual creative process.  Either way, i think making the album the way he did served a purpose for him and his next work should be pretty damn good once he feels like spending some serious time on something again.

Yes to Everything is my favorite.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: RobRoy286 on Jul 03, 2018, 08:19 AM
After three listens, the following is clear to me:

1.  No Secrets is undisputable king, everything else is at least a notch and a half below.

2.  I absolutely cant stand three songs: Fool, Yes to, and Rome.  i know theres a lot of guitar on Yes but its just mindless noise to me and his vocals arent helping.

3.  I like the rest of the songs on a spectrum between a 6.5 and an 8.  (No secrets is a 9.5). 

4.  Eternally Even as a whole album is easily better.  It transcends.  Conversely, Ill probably never want to listen to this album from front to back ever again.  Some of that has to do with how many times ive already heard fool and throwback, but i also dont think the sum is greater than the parts here.  Its just a stack of parts. 

5.  I think this was a release valve for Jim.  Maybe he was feeling creatively stuck, maybe he was feeling restless and frustrated with his usual creative process.  Either way, i think making the album the way he did served a purpose for him and his next work should be pretty damn good once he feels like spending some serious time on something again.

Yes to Everything is my favorite.
On first listen, Yes to Everything was my least favorite. Now it’s my favorite.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: PJAMVedder on Jul 03, 2018, 09:08 AM
I second Yes to Everything
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jul 03, 2018, 10:08 AM
Yes to Everything  :thumbsup:

But then again I’m a father of 3. So it’s prob just lame ol Dad rock  :grin:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: millerjustin on Jul 03, 2018, 10:37 AM
I was at Rough Trade, so I'm a bit bullish on the whole thing - as with all Jim and MMJ releases, it always sounds better live.

No Secrets grabbed me right away, but now I'm obsessed with All in Your Head - such a dirty crazy horse vibe and I can hear remnants of PJ's "Off He Goes"
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MMJTX on Jul 03, 2018, 01:54 PM
All In Your Head definitely climbed up the board of fave songs for me over the weekend while listening to the album.
and also put me down as a big ol thumbs up for this album  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jul 03, 2018, 04:28 PM
All In Your Head definitely climbed up the board of fave songs for me over the weekend while listening to the album.
and also put me down as a big ol thumbs up for this album  :thumbsup:

I took a 4 hour road trip up to upstate New York this weekend, and listened to the album a bunch.
All in Your Head got better with each listen I thought too.
After numerous repeat listens my order is:
- yes to everything
- too good to be true
- no secrets
- out of time
- all in your head
- throwback
- no use waiting
- over and over
- better late than never
- you get to rome
- just a fool
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Stevie on Jul 04, 2018, 12:14 PM
At the end of the day, most of us got 7-8 somgs we really like out of this album, and there could be some huge additions to the jacket setlist in there.  So its a big win.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jul 05, 2018, 10:55 AM
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.salon.com/amp/jim-james-solo-album-uniform-distortion-interview

Great interview with Jim, regarding the new album
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: HardNightConformist on Jul 05, 2018, 11:31 AM
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.salon.com/amp/jim-james-solo-album-uniform-distortion-interview

Great interview with Jim, regarding the new album

Great interview.

Find the timing funny that he just recently was the one to go back and "perfect" It Still Moves and put out a Re-Mastered version. Guess the pendulum swung back hard the other way.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Stevie on Jul 06, 2018, 02:10 PM
Haha, i never thought about that. Very true. 

And honestly, that whole process is probably directly responsible for how he felt going into making Distortion.  Seems like he was just tapped out when it came to fine tuning things.  Hopefully his next release finds him balancing that line masterfully.  However, if Distortion proves anything its that as long as Jim is excited about what hes doing, hes going to make some great songs. 

Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Murph on Jul 06, 2018, 04:25 PM
I would have to also put No Secrets as the best of the bunch here
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Brother Beck on Jul 06, 2018, 07:17 PM
I have to echo what others are saying with No Secrets being the best of the bunch.  In some of the songs the vocals are extremely hard to hear and I feel like I'm straining to make him out.  Throwback in particular sounds to me like they threw a big wet heavy blanket over the microphone and then had him sing from the other side of of the room.  That one was a huge disappointment for me cuz I've been waiting years for a studio version of that song. 

Can anyone tell me how this sounds for them on vinyl?  I get the feeling with this album that it should be played from some kind of physical analog source.  This whole batch of songs and the ideas around it make digital mp3's seem like the least ideal way to listen.  The production definitely gets in the way for me on some of the songs but I keep listening to see if things click for me because I love more guitar oriented rocking out Jim and he seems really invigorated here. 
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jackets N Pones on Jul 07, 2018, 08:43 AM
My favorites so far are

1. No Secrets
2. All in Yo Head
3. Too Good to Be True
4. Just a Fool
5. Throwback

I am hearing a vibe from his new basement tapes recordings that seems to have opened the door for this album's sound, especially Down on the Bottom, which I love. I know DOTB were not his lyrics but I love the simplicity of the rhythm (more "circular" if you will :wink:) which allow freedom for killer solos on the back end.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: robb on Jul 09, 2018, 08:25 AM
I have to echo what others are saying with No Secrets being the best of the bunch.  In some of the songs the vocals are extremely hard to hear and I feel like I'm straining to make him out.  Throwback in particular sounds to me like they threw a big wet heavy blanket over the microphone and then had him sing from the other side of of the room.  That one was a huge disappointment for me cuz I've been waiting years for a studio version of that song. 

Can anyone tell me how this sounds for them on vinyl?  I get the feeling with this album that it should be played from some kind of physical analog source.  This whole batch of songs and the ideas around it make digital mp3's seem like the least ideal way to listen.  The production definitely gets in the way for me on some of the songs but I keep listening to see if things click for me because I love more guitar oriented rocking out Jim and he seems really invigorated here. 

the record sounds great!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Nikkogino on Jul 09, 2018, 11:19 AM
Pitchfork gave it a glowing review......and a 7.6 rating.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Jul 09, 2018, 08:01 PM
My god....

I've been listening to this a LOT and ..... wow


Jim....how could you not have recorded this with MMJ? oh my god....stuff like Too Good To Be true and THE BEST FUCKING SONG JIM JAMES HAS WROTE SINCE CIRCUITAL "NO SECRETS ".... it hits me like white lightning EVERY time....

It's almost as if this record is too good to be true. Naysayers have your day, but it'll be swallowed by the mounds of fuzz and the most haunting Jim James vocals we've ever heard. Let's be honest Jacket fans , this man's songwriting is what we cherish most about this band. And, when something like THIS mammoth comes out as only a solo record, it hurts a bit cause it's so good, it should have the band's fingerprints on it....

All in Your Head is  total loveletter to rock and roll defeating disassociation. My girlfriend will love this song. We're fucking HERE RIGHT NOW...


While saying that....this album, from whoever Jim played with Dave Givan on drums I knew that, is a monster. Jesusfuck Jim goes boogaloo on our ass at times. He lets loose and we are much better people for it. I haven't ever dug his excursions away from the Jacket, always loved the songs no matter what they're Jim's and they're powerful lightning in a bottle, but i wish they were ALL Jacket songs.

But coming soon, to a theater near you in 2019, they will be...

Just imagine....this band MMJ, ending a 3 hour show  at Red rocks with the epic twofer of Phone Went West into Too Good To Be true.....

Wow.....
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: slappymoe on Jul 10, 2018, 09:42 AM
Jesusfuck Jim
:huh:

your enthusiasm and love for the band is awesome, but if my devout catholic mom was still alive, she would surely die if she read one of your profanity-laden posts.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Jul 10, 2018, 04:30 PM
Jesusfuck Jim
:huh:

your enthusiasm and love for the band is awesome, but if my devout catholic mom was still alive, she would surely die if she read one of your profanity-laden posts.

Well luckily she isn't hahah what's so wrong about the post? Listen to Jim talk and you'll get 6 or 7 fucks out of nowhere and even in formal settings.

To the point, this album is pure divinity. There's some songs i skip, but they keep coming back to me in waves of desire. Holy fuckin shit i wish this was a Jacket album. WHO HERE EOULD PAY BIG MONEY TO HEAR CARL WAILING ON THIS RECORD?? I keep thinking that.

I love Jim's guitar tone, his style, his vibe, his sound, it's become instantly recognizable with the impact of reverb not shadowing the vocals since 2005, but is now caking the guitar. Then he's got his out of control octave pedal sounds he uses on the most blistering of Jacket material.

What we miss is that harmony that's always dangling there in the chords and the solos, there's always another riff going that doesn't take away but completes the song. 

Here we get Jim raging with himself and myyyy gawwwwd is it DISGUSTING but.... i would be oh so lying, and so would all of us, if we said its better as a solo album and not as a record with MMJ.

But im so glad it exists for them to further these songs' journey live
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: SplatSplatSplat on Jul 10, 2018, 07:56 PM
Glad you guys like it. I think it's mediocre at best. But I'm thrilled he got this stuff out on a solo record vs putting it out under MMJ.  Hopefully these songs don't take up valuable setlist spots on future MMJ shows.  Well, unless they get back to 08-09 style 28 song sets. Good beer-break songs for sure.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: unravelled on Jul 10, 2018, 11:45 PM
^^^^^^

Thank you for your eloquent and thought provoking critique.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: PJAMVedder on Jul 11, 2018, 01:35 PM
Great record

Just a Fool I heard plenty before record dropped and You Get To Rome is ok

After that, this album is straight fire, love it!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Jackets N Pones on Jul 11, 2018, 02:58 PM
Is this an '89 Batman reference?

Just a fool getting by
Just a fool doing alright
Just a fool getting by
Just a fool doing alright
And dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight
Just a fool, just a fool
Just a fool, just a fool
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Jul 11, 2018, 04:22 PM
Is this an '89 Batman reference?

Just a fool getting by
Just a fool doing alright
Just a fool getting by
Just a fool doing alright
And dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight
Just a fool, just a fool
Just a fool, just a fool
Of course it is hahah it's Jim!!! I relate to his humor so much with this kinda stuff as i grew up on that Batman
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: unravelled on Jul 11, 2018, 07:01 PM
Commenting on just a fool, I like to think of the lead guitar as more of a rhythm guitar. IMHO, just a fool is really a great high energy, dirty  groove track.

I have a friend that is having trouble getting over the repetitive "lead" guitar.  This song really opens up when focusing on everything else that's going on and listening to the guitar as more of the backing rhythm to the song.

I personally love this as an opener. 

I've also taken a more restrictive approach to consuming Uniform Distortion.   Giving it a nice slow burn, a creeper if you will. Trying to savor it like a fine wine rather than taking a screwdriver to shotgun a PBR. :)
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Nikkogino on Jul 11, 2018, 08:22 PM
Glad you guys like it. I think it's mediocre at best. But I'm thrilled he got this stuff out on a solo record vs putting it out under MMJ.  Hopefully these songs don't take up valuable setlist spots on future MMJ shows.  Well, unless they get back to 08-09 style 28 song sets. Good beer-break songs for sure.
Fair enough...I’m obsessed with it though.  Had the vinyl on while hanging out with my girls today.  Just sounds so fresh and fun.  I like a casual Jim over an artsy, introspective Jim.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Stevie on Jul 11, 2018, 11:58 PM
The more that times goes by, the more the songs disperse to their proper place in the pecking order:

Top Dogs: No Secrets, Out of Time, No Use Waiting, Too Good To Be True just barely hanging on.

Middle of the pack: All the others except for..

Bottom of the barrel: Just a fool, Yes to everything, Get to Rome

Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: diddy57 on Jul 12, 2018, 08:26 PM
Yes To Everything. Damn. A freaking anthem, kids.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Nikkogino on Jul 12, 2018, 10:11 PM
The more that times goes by, the more the songs disperse to their proper place in the pecking order:

Top Dogs: No Secrets, Out of Time, No Use Waiting, Too Good To Be True just barely hanging on.

Middle of the pack: All the others except for..

Bottom of the barrel: Just a fool, Yes to everything, Get to Rome


You accidentally put Yes To Everything at the bottom of the barrel instead of 10 feet above the barrel where it justly belongs.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jul 12, 2018, 10:28 PM
The more that times goes by, the more the songs disperse to their proper place in the pecking order:

Top Dogs: No Secrets, Out of Time, No Use Waiting, Too Good To Be True just barely hanging on.

Middle of the pack: All the others except for..

Bottom of the barrel: Just a fool, Yes to everything, Get to Rome


You accidentally put Yes To Everything at the bottom of the barrel instead of 10 feet above the barrel where it justly belongs.

Hahahaha
Agreed. Definitely was on accident
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: rkwedge on Jul 18, 2018, 09:03 AM
I have a free download code if anyone’s needs one. First one to PM me gets it.

Edit: It's been taken.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 18, 2018, 09:46 AM
https://www.jambase.com/article/jim-james-performs-jimmy-kimmel-live

man, i hope he gets on the road with the band sooner than later.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: millerjustin on Jul 18, 2018, 12:38 PM
full band summer '19 - wouldn't be shocked if they take the NFF Saturday headliner slot this year
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: APR on Jul 18, 2018, 05:04 PM
full band summer '19 - wouldn't be shocked if they take the NFF Saturday headliner slot this year

Oh may I can't wait that long.  I was hoping for spring.  But I guess I'lll have to wait a while longer, and I'll be ready for a bunch of shows to see UD live.  I appreciate your intel as always!  Thanks millerjustin.

I can't wait to watch the Kimmel performances.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 19, 2018, 01:08 PM
i think there is a stream today from KCRW around 2:15est

https://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/morning-becomes-eclectic
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 19, 2018, 02:40 PM
bummed I missed the first part of this (shakes fist at job).
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 19, 2018, 02:43 PM
he does love showing off the guns lol
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: rkwedge on Jul 19, 2018, 02:50 PM
Listening myself parkervb, thanks for posting.  :thumbsup:  He said there were going to be some shows in October to get people to vote mid term elections. I wasn't sure if it was solo or band.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 19, 2018, 02:53 PM
i'm going to go ahead and apologize for my future spazz outs at Jim shows during Yes to Everything
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: gasp on Jul 19, 2018, 03:04 PM
thanks for this, he took us to the gun show last night too.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jul 19, 2018, 04:30 PM
i'm going to go ahead and apologize for my future spazz outs at Jim shows during Yes to Everything
i'm going to go ahead and apologize for my future spazz outs at Jim shows during Yes to Everything
i'm going to go ahead and apologize for my future spazz outs at Jim shows during Yes to Everything

Just listened
Yes!!!! It sounded soooo good!! I can not wait
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 22, 2018, 06:54 PM




Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Cameron on Jul 23, 2018, 08:14 PM
Sweet. Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Jul 24, 2018, 06:01 PM
as much as i love it i will tame my outrageous excitement from the album by saying it should've been a Jacket album, but more now that No Secrets, Too Good To Be True, All In Your Head and one other (or even a mixture of a few others, Fool / Time mashup?) should've been Jacket songs. But shoulda woulda coulda , they'll turn into Jacket staples soon enoughy
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: cshum372 on Jul 24, 2018, 11:04 PM

This record is one of my favorite things that Jim has ever put his hands on. The raw, adventurous spirit of the album came as a surprise to me at this point in his career, that he can still step back and access that ' feeling' is an incredible testament to a genuine artist.

That feeling reminds me a lot of the MOF song- Losin' Yo Head, both in its raw, and rocking delivery on that record, but also in the content of the lyrics. " The feeling of adventure- I think we all remember it"

I am reminded of an interview I read with Conor Oberst, where he was talking about the collaboration with Jim, and his insistence of accessing " Begginer's Mind", a buddhist concept of seeing the world as new- for the first time, during the song writing process. That concept seems prevalent throughout Uniform Distortion.

I have loved all of Jim's solo efforts, and even prefer all 3 records to a lot of the Jacket studio catalogue. ( Not a diss- i love every jacket album dearly, in its own peculiar way ) I get the impression with many of these songs having been intended for Jacket songs, that Jim may be a bit discouraged by the band's studio process ( The Waterfall took forever, although it seems to have been a wonderful experience recording) As Jim's muse seems to move along rather quickly.


Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: parkervb on Jul 25, 2018, 08:56 AM
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Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: sillyboob on Jul 25, 2018, 10:27 AM
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But your post, because of the page divisions, is an AWESOME post!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: cshum372 on Jul 25, 2018, 08:04 PM
^^^this is a good post^^^

Why thank you, sir. :P
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: ChiefOKONO on Jul 31, 2018, 07:41 PM
Great Clips!!! Thank you!!!!
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: ChiefOKONO on Aug 03, 2018, 05:25 PM
Review from the Current:

https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2018/07/26/album-of-the-week-jim-james-uniform-distortion
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: PJAMVedder on Aug 09, 2018, 09:45 AM
Ok, been listening to this thing for a while now. Great album for me as there is a constant shuffle as to which songs I like best. Just a Fool has gotten better with time in the context of the album, for me.

Out of Time
Throwback
No Secrets
Yes to Everything
No Use Waiting
All in Your Head
Better Late than Never
Just a Fool

...are all great for me

You Get to Rome
Over and Over
Too Good to be True

...these get stuck in my head but not quite as penetrating as the list above




Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MMJguitar on Aug 21, 2018, 09:07 AM
Has anybody been able to figure out any of the guitar parts from "No Secrets"? I love that song but I'm terrible at figuring chords out.
Title: Re: New Jim Solo Album
Post by: MOWJO8185 on Aug 21, 2018, 10:49 AM
I'm not used to Jim coming out with new material and not very shortly thereafter having a live recording to of the new material to listen to and love. The album is great, but I'm dying for a solid tape of this material live.