My Morning Jacket announces first studio album in six years

Self titled LP arrives Oct 22nd via ATO Records

My Morning Jacket has announced the release of their ninth studio album, called My Morning Jacket for October 22nd via ATO Records. The project will be available in a variety of physical formats, including CD as well as two vinyl configurations: 2 LP clear vinyl featuring a gatefold jacket with artwork by Robert Beatty, custom inner-sleeves with lyrics, and digital download; and 2 LP 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 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 hits home for me after what we’ve gone through with the pandemic,” says My Morning Jacket’s frontman Jim James of the song. “But even before then, it felt like so many of us were trading real life for social media, trading our own stories for the storylines on TV, trading our consciousness for drugs. We need to help each other wake up to real love before it’s too late.”

The band’s first new music since 2015’s GRAMMY Award-nominated The Waterfall, the band 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.

“I hope this album brings people a lot of joy and relief, especially since we’ve all been cooped up for so long,” says James. “I know that feeling you get from driving around blasting music you love, or even lying in bed and crying to the music you love. The fact that we’re able to be a part of people’s lives in that way is so magical to us, and it feels really good that we’re still around to keep doing that.”

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.

In partnership with REVERB and Fandiem in efforts to create a climate positive tour, My Morning Jacket is offering 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. Winner will receive two tickets for an all-inclusive five-night deluxe room hotel stay, roundtrip air travel & ground transportation, Jim James’ new signature Gibson guitar, and more.

CD | 2 LP

  1. Regularly Scheduled Programming
  2. Love Love Love
  3. In Color
  4. Least Expected
  5. Never In The Real World
  6. The Devil’s In The Details
  7. Lucky To Be Alive
  8. Complex
  9. Out Of Range, Pt. 2
  10. Penny For Your Thoughts
  11. I Never Could Get Enough

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