My Morning Jacket debuted a couple of new songs at their recent “One Big Holiday” event in Mexico. The tunes are “Only Memories” and one called either “Compound” or “Compound Fracture.” The video is credited to YameYims. Watch and listen:
As I mentioned in my January Down On The Corner column, I have set out to resurrect, format and upload all the issues of LMN from 1989 through 2000, which are not currently available online (and haven’t ever been). The first issue completed in this project, the December 2000 issue, with My Morning Jacket as the cover story, is now online, You can find it at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=142
The Forecastle Festival will host a special presale on Friday, December 5 at noon EST through ForecastleFest.com, with a limited number of general admission weekend passes available for $129.50 plus applicable fess. Forecastle Fest is scheduled for July 17-19, 2015 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.
James Kottack is back with the Scorpions, following treatment for alcohol abuse. The Louisville native spent a month in a Dubai prison after drinking five glasses of wine on an inbound flight, then allegedly engaging in rowdy and insulting behavior at the Dubai airport.
My Morning Jacket has released their August 15, 2008 show at the Riverfront Park in Nashville, Tennessee as a part of their MMJ Archival Series. The show is now available to download via LiveDownloads.
Luke Bryan has cancelled his appearance at the Coyote Acoustic Concert due to the death of his brother-in-law.
Will Ford at Louisville.com writes that My Morning Jacket has told Rolling Stone – in the current issue – that the band is back in the studio, working on two new albums. Read Ford’s summary or go buy a Rolling Stone.
The New Basement Tapes, a.k.a. the T-Bone Burnett
assembled supergroup that features Elvis Costello and members of My Morning Jacket, Mumford & Sons, Dawes and Carolina Chocolate Drops, were on The Jimmy Kimmel show, performing “Nothing To It,” from the new album Lost On The River , which features songs written by the various players, with lyrics from Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes period. How it all happened and how the group was assembled is along story: Read the Guardian’s version T
The outdoor equipment company North Face has released this ad with My Morning Jacket covering Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is My Land,” an appeal to the working people of America to assert their rights as Americas. North Face will give a percentage to 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (up to a 1/4 a million dollars depending on the amount of downloads).
Thanks to John King at 37Flood for the tip.
Will Ford at Louisville.com has a review of the Foster The People.
This one’s a bit late: Doodlehound has a review of OM and Watter at the New Vintage back on October 8.
Over at Never Nervous, Phillip Olympia has an interview with Natalie Felker of the Fervor.
John King at 37 Flood reports that My Morning Jacket received the 2014 Kentucky Governor’s National Award in The Arts. It’s a big deal – read it here.
NPR is streaming The Flaming Lips’ rework of Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Heart Club Band, called With A Little Help From My Fwends, which features help from My Morning Jacket, along with a boatload of other friends of the Lips. Listen here.