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New My Morning Jacket tracks surface

on May 03, 2010, 5:08pm

Jim James has got to share whatever substance (or substances) he’s on because, for some reason or another, it seems like he’s everywhere all at once.

His other group is working with The Roots, he seemingly plays on every tribute and benefit album out this year, and his new record label even sells food and auto parts that can be printed online. (You really want those substances now, don’t you?)

Well for now we’ll have to settle on (legal) bootlegs from My Morning Jacket’s followup to 2008’s Evil Urges. The two originals (via You Ain’t No Picasso) and three covers were recorded during MMJ’s nine-date tour with New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Band.

“Friends Again” sounds like the band is playing at the coolest high school dance ever, and Mr. James even passes the mic to guitarist Carl Bromelon on “Carried Away”. To top it all of, MMJ cover Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up.”

Who knows how long it will take out to flesh out new songs for the album, but the possibility of new albums from My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk in 2010 has us all weak in the knees.

Listen to the songs yourself and/or go see MMJ this the summer when the bands hits the festival circuit and opens for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers on its rescheduled tour dates. Tickets for select tour dates are available via

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My Morning Jacket 2010 Tour Dates:
05/28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
07/12 – New York, NY @ Lincoln Center *
08/14 – Commerce City, CO @ Mile High Festival
08/15 – Commerce City, CO @ Mile High Festival
08/19 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center ^
08/21 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center ^
08/24 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center ^

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