My Morning Jacket's mysterious frontman/guitarist/vocalist must enjoy keeping people guessing, bouncing from prestigious side projects to occasional solo work to incredible collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford.
The band's namesake sees a maturing progression in their work after most of them experienced both ends of life's spectrum in recent years. And the album and its climactic title track suggest there are many ways to get high (or low) without a little help from your friends.
"I think it's super pop. I think it's pop, I think it's modern, I think it's current and it fits right in today with all of these danceable tunes. It does all of those things, it's drivable in the car. That's always the test."
I just moved to the West coast a few weeks ago, and before I finish drinking the full pitcher of "California Kool-Aid" (don't worry it's organic and made with agave syrup), I have to write from the perspective of my East Coast self.
Being at a My Morning Jacket show is being in the presence of true rock and roll. For anyone who may think they don't connect to this band, or aren't really a fan of their music, please see them live. It will quickly change your mind.
Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.
For those looking for fresh ideas for 2011, there is a set of festivals still sneaking in under the radar with badass, blockbuster line-ups and evolved concepts that offer a fantastic festival experience.