My Morning Jacket share the first single from their self-titled ninth studio album. “Love Love Love” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; a mesmerizing official music video directed by George Mays with animation by Mero premieres today via YouTube. MY MORNING JACKET arrives via ATO Records at all DSPs and in various physical formats on Friday, October 22.
“‘Love Love Love’ is trying to steer the ship away from everything I’m talking about in ‘Regularly Scheduled Programming,’ and speak toward positivity and pure love, finding truth within yourself and in the world around you,” says My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James.
MY MORNING JACKET was first heralded last month by the album’s first song, “Regularly Scheduled Programming,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official music video – co-directed by James and George Mays – is streaming now at YouTube.
WATCH “REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING”
The band’s first new music since 2015’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated THE WATERFALL, MY MORNING JACKET reaffirms the rarefied magic that’s made My Morning Jacket so beloved, embedding every groove with moments of discovery, revelation, and ecstatic catharsis. Produced and engineered by James over two multi-week sessions at Los Angeles, CA’s 64 Sound, the album came to life after what looked like a permanent hiatus for the band. But after performing four shows in summer 2019 – beginning with two mind-blowing nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre – My Morning Jacket was overcome with the urge to carry on. That sense of purpose can be heard throughout the thrillingly expansive MY MORNING JACKET. For all its unbridled joy, songs like “Regularly Scheduled Programming” and the otherworldly, album-closing “I Never Could Get Enough” once again reveal My Morning Jacket’s hunger for exploring the most nuanced and layered existential questions in song form while simultaneously harnessing the hypnotic intensity of their legendary live show more fully than ever before.
MY MORNING JACKET will be available on CD as well as two vinyl configurations: 2xLP Clear Vinyl featuring a gatefold jacket with artwork by Robert Beatty, custom inner-sleeves with lyrics, and digital download; and 2xLP 180-Gram Deluxe Colored Vinyl featuring cloudy blue and cloudy orange colored vinyl, deluxe foil gatefold jacket with artwork by Robert Beatty, 24” x 24” circular fold-out poster, custom inner-sleeves with lyrics, and digital download.
The announcement of MY MORNING JACKET and premiere of “Regularly Scheduled Programming” was met by high profile media attention and immediate critical applause:
“‘Regularly Scheduled Programming’ starts with a swooning intro but soon settles into a sprightly beat that builds to a rich, chaotic and ultimately cathartic conclusion. The song finds frontman Jim James contending with the trappings of modernity: ‘Programming to drown out how we feel,’ he sings, ‘Fresh fiction, rewriting how we think/Screen time addiction, replacing real life and love/Erasing forgiveness/Bow down to your overlords.’ The song arrives with a music video, directed by James and George Mays, that complements the song’s message.”
– ROLLING STONE
“‘Regularly Scheduled Programming’ finds the band fed up with the internet age and the endless, numbing state of distraction it’s foisted upon us all…the antidote to our increasingly Black Mirror-esque reality.”
“Rather than being a metacommentary on their career path, though, the new single and its video address the ubiquity of screen time—a once-urban concept that’s now bled into the rurality of MMJ’s alt-country sound.”
On ‘Regularly Scheduled Programming,’ MMJ have returned. Circuiting the more stagnant human state of digital ‘reality,’ the electrified riffs reveal all the virtual vexes of ‘Screen time addiction replacing real life and love/Erasing forgiveness/Bow down to your overloads,’ and is visually marked in the featured video,
co-directed by MMJ vocalist Jim James and George Mays.”
– AMERICAN SONGWRITER
“The six-year wait for a real deal, full-fledged new My Morning Jacket album
is about to end…”
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Widely ranked among the greatest live bands of their generation, My Morning Jacket is currently celebrating MY MORNING JACKET on their first US headline tour in six years. Highlights include top-billed festival appearances and multi-night-stands at Seattle, WA’s Paramount Theater (October 1-2), Chicago, IL’s Auditorium Theatre (November 4-6), and a strong closeout to 2022 for a New Year’s run at Denver, CO’s Mission Ballroom (December 29-31). Special guests throughout the tour include Durand Jones & The Indications (September 23-October 3), and Bedouine (October 29-November 6).
The band invited fans everywhere to join them this past weekend at the iconic Forest Hills Stadium, for a livestream exclusively via Nugs.net. Consequence raved about the show, saying, “this next phase of MMJ is going to be a special one. The new material sounds like some of their best since Evil Urges, the band feels rejuvenated, and Jim James feels more centered than he has in years. This is all building to one massive next year for this group…” Fans can experience this show until 11:59pm on September 18.
My Morning Jacket has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from each ticket will go to supporting the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s work building capacity for mental health and substance use treatment organizations; The Greenlining Institute’s work towards a just economy where race is never a barrier to opportunity; and REVERB’s tour greening efforts including their Music Climate Revolution campaign, uniting the music community in the fight against the climate crisis. Headcount will also have a presence on tour. For complete details and ticket availability, please see www.mymorningjacket.com/events.
My Morning Jacket has also announced the eagerly anticipated return of One Big Holiday, an all-inclusive concert vacation set for March 2-5, 2022 at The Moon Palace Cancún resort in Riviera Cancún, Mexico. Presented in partnership with CID Presents, The fourth iteration of One Big Holiday will see My Morning Jacket performing three nights at a one-of-a-kind beachfront concert venue specially reimagined for the event. One Big Holiday will also include performances by some of the band’s favorite artists and pals, 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 all-inclusive One Big Holiday packages remain available – for complete information, please visit mmjonebigholiday.com.
In partnership with REVERB and Fandiem in efforts to create a climate positive tour, My Morning Jacket is offering fans a chance to win a trip to One Big Holiday. Fans who donate to REVERB will be automatically entered for a chance to win and join the band in Riviera Cancun, Mexico for One Big Holiday. Winners will receive two tickets for an all-inclusive 5-night Deluxe Room hotel stay, roundtrip air travel & ground transportation, Jim James’ new signature Gibson guitar, and more.
My Morning Jacket: Jim James (vocals, guitar), Tom Blankenship (bass), Patrick Hallahan (drums), Carl Broemel (guitar), and Bo Koster (keyboards).