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Watch: New My Morning Jacket song – “Circuital”

on August 16, 2010, 10:25am

While we’re a bit perturbed that a new My Morning Jacket album isn’t likely until May 2011, the band did leave us with a little morsel of sonic goodness to whet our appetites while we wait. The encore for last Wednesday’s show at San Diego State’s Outdoor Theater featured a brand new song that may, or may not, be on the next record.

The cut, which is tentatively being called “Circuital” on the interwebs, is a stripped down, introspective tune that finds Jim James singing “going nowhere/ quickly/ I’m older…still going back to my childhood ways…” before the song swells from simple bass plucking into an anthemic blend of classic rock and modern day alt-country. MMJ actually trade the electronic impulses and falsetto vocal flourishes that marked tracks like “Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2” from Evil Urges for strummed guitar and vocals more akin to those on “Gideon” from their 2005 album – Z.

We’ll keep you updated on any more developments, but check out the band performing the song below and see if they throw out anymore surprises on one of the tour dates below. They’ve also scheduled a five-night stand at New York City’s Terminal 5 where they’ll perform each one of their studio albums in their entirety on consecutive nights. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com

My Morning Jacket – “Circuital”

My Morning Jacket 2010 Tour Dates:
08/15 – Denver, CO @ Mile High Music Festival
08/17 – Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion
08/19 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center *
08/20 – Burlington, VT @ Champlain Valley Lawn
08/21 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center *
08/24 – Newark, NJ @ IZOD Center *
08/25 – Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
08/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Station Square Amphitheater
08/28 – Rochester, NY @ CMAC
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Great Plaza
10/18 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 – Performing The Tennessee Fire
10/19 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 – Performing At Dawn
10/21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 – Performing It Still Moves
10/22 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 – Performing Z
10/23 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 – Performing Evil Urges, and beyond!
10/29 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center $
10/30-31 – New Orleans, LA @ The Voodoo Experience

# = w/ Avi Buffalo
* = w/ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
$ = w/ The Louisville Youth Orchestra and Wax Fang

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