The eponymous LP arrives October 22 via ATO Records
My Morning Jacket has announced the release of its ninth studio album, titled My morning jacket for October 22 via ATO Records. The project will be available in a variety of physical formats including a CD as well as two vinyl layouts: 2 clear vinyl LPs featuring a gatefold jacket with artwork by Robert Beatty, custom interior sleeves with lyrics and a digital download; and 2 luxury 180 gram colorful vinyls including cloudy blue and cloudy orange vinyl, deluxe aluminum flip cover with Robert Beatty artwork, 24 “x 24” flyer poster, personalized inner sleeves with lyrics and a digital download.
The album is preceded by the premiere of the first single, “Regularly Scheduled Programming”, available everywhere now with an official music video co-directed by Jim James and George Mays streaming on YouTube.
“This song really touches me after what we’ve been through with the pandemic,” My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James said of the song. “But even before that, I felt like a lot of us were trading real life for social media, trading our own stories for TV intrigue, trading our conscience for drugs. We need to help each other wake up to true love before it’s too late.
The band’s first new music since being nominated for the GRAMMY Awards in 2015 The waterfall, the band reaffirms the rarefied magic that made My Morning Jacket so beloved, incorporating every groove with moments of discovery, revelation and ecstatic catharsis. Produced and designed by James over two multi-week sessions in Los Angeles, CA’s 64 Sound, the album came to life after what felt like a permanent hiatus for the band. But after giving four shows in the summer of 2019 – starting with two breathtaking nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheater – My Morning Jacket was overwhelmed with the urge to keep going. This sense of purpose can be heard throughout the incredibly expansive My Morning jacket. For all its unbridled glee, songs like “Regularly Scheduled Programming” and the latest otherworldly album “I Never Could Get Enough” once again reveal My Morning Jacket’s thirst to explore the most nuanced existential questions. and most layered in song form while simultaneously harnessing the hypnotic intensity of their legendary live show more than ever.
“I hope this album brings people a lot of joy and relief, especially since we’ve all been locked up for so long,” says James. “I know how it feels to drive while listening to music you love, or even lying in your bed and crying to the music you love. The fact that we can be a part of people’s lives in this way is so magical for us, and it’s really good that we’re still here to keep doing it.
My Morning Jacket also announced the highly anticipated return of One Big Holiday, an all-inclusive vacation concert scheduled for March 2-5, 2022 at The Moon Palace Cancun resort in Riviera Cancun, Mexico. Presented in partnership with CID Presents, the fourth edition of One Big Holiday will see My Morning Jacket perform three nights at a unique seaside concert hall specially redesigned for the event. One Big Holiday will also feature performances by some of the band’s favorite artists and friends, including Lord Huron, Brittany Howard, Black Pumas, Sharon Van Etten, Trampled By Turtles, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Steel Pulse and many more. A limited range of One Big Holiday all-inclusive packages remain available.
Partnering with REVERB and Fandiem in an effort to create a positive climate tour, My Morning Jacket is offering a chance to win a trip to One Big Holiday. Fans who donate to REVERB will automatically be entered for a chance to win and join the group in Riviera Cancun, Mexico for One Big Holiday. The winner will receive two tickets for a five-night all-inclusive hotel stay in a deluxe room, round-trip airfare and ground transportation, Jim James’ new signature Gibson guitar, and more.
CD | 2 LP
- Regular programming
- Love love love
- In colour
- Less expected
- Never in the real world
- The devil is in the details
- Lucky to be alive
- Out of range, pt. 2
- Penny for your thoughts
- I could never have had enough