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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.