[VIDEO] My Morning Jacket cover Wham’s “Careless Whisper” in NYC

Like I said, this is a great time to be a My Morning Jacket fan. They just finished their five nights playing all their albums in New York and they’re about to play Louisville this weekend. This has also given the band a reason to pull out some old covers. Here’s MMJ doing a cover of Wham’s “Careless Whisper” in NYC, which is, I believe, the first time they’ve done it since 2006.

My Morning Jacket to play Fallon, Letterman, Kentucky

If you’re a My Morning Jacket fan with plans to be in NYC or Kentucky this month, chances are that you’re exceptionally excited to be catching one of the best shows you’ll ever see. For NYC fans that means taking in any one of their five nights (10/18-10/23) where they’re playing every studio album they’ve released. For Kentucky fans that means seeing them at the KFC Yum! Center on 10/29 backed by the Kentucky Youth Orchestra. (I’ll be at that one)

But now fans all over the globe get to enjoy this spectacular MMJ month with their appearances on Jimmy Fallon and Letterman. Tonight the group will be playing as the musical guest on Letterman as well as doing an hour long performance for Live on Letterman starting at 8pm. Then Wednesday you can catch them on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Any bets on what songs they’ll play? All their super great tunes seem to clock in a bit too long for TV, so my bet’s on “Gideon” and the TV debut of “Wonderful.”

And of course, if you’re a My Morning Jacket fan in Kentucky and still haven’t purchased your tickets then you are a real dummy who can become a real smarty by clicking here.

[MP3/VIDEO] new My Morning Jacket: “Circuital”


Here’s the newest song to come out of the My Morning Jacket camp. “Circuital” is a great acoustic/electric song that makes me think this new album is going to have a strong influence of Jim James’ presumably favorite Beatle, George Harrison.

MP3: My Morning Jacket – Circuital

And of course, we’ve still got that great track “Friends Again” which should accompany “Circuital” on the next LP.

[MP3] new My Morning Jacket: “Friends Again” + “Carried Away” (live debut)

Unfortunately my plans to see My Morning Jacket with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in either Atlanta or Nashville fell through. I’ve been listening to the bootlegs from those shows, though, and it seems that anyone who made it out was in for a real treat. For starters, the group gave us our first taste of the next record in “Friends Again.”

MP3: My Morning Jacket – Friends Again (new; live)

Normally songs don’t fully win me over until I hear the studio version, but this one is already near-classic MMJ just for only hearing a bootleg. It’s a great example of this band’s strength: writing songs that sound as good in the stadium as they do in your bedroom stereo. It’s powerful, but still intimate.

And they also got what I can only assume is a new MMJ track, “Carried Away,” sung by backing guitarist Carl Broemel. It’s the slower of the pair, but still a good one. UPDATE: Turns out this is a solo song by Carl. You can hear it on his Myspace page.

MP3: My Morning Jacket – Carried Away (new; live)

And as you might expect, they are trotting out some new covers on this tour. Given that they just played the New Orleans Jazzfest and are touring with a jazz band, these should make perfect sense…

MP3: My Morning Jacket – Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Mother In Law (Ernie K-Doe)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Carnival Time (Al Johnson)

Of course you can download those covers and 70 more at the My Morning Jacket covers archive that I’ve been updating for a while now.

the My Morning Jacket covers archive :: 70+ covers!

Though I was first introduced to them in 2003, it took a long time for me to be bitten by the My Morning Jacket bug. It wasn’t until I saw them at 2008’s Bonnaroo Music Festival that I really understood what all the madness was about. But now that I’m solidly one of the converted, I figured it’d be nice to collect all the covers I could find by My Morning Jacket and keep them in one convenient place.

The vast, vast majority of these are all live recordings of good to great quality. There are a few that don’t sound the best, but they’re worth having anyway. And though they aren’t quite up to Of Montreal numbers (86 covers!), there’s enough here to keep you busy for a while. So I suggest you grab DownThemAll, and download fifty covers of the best rock songs you could ever hope to hear done by one of the best bands still making music.

The My Morning Jacket Covers Archive

MP3: My Morning Jacket – A Quick One (the Who)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Across 110th St (Bobby Womack)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – All the Best (John Prine)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Always On My Mind (Willie Nelson)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Attitude (Misfits)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Be Here to Love Me (Townes Van Zandt)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Behind that Locked Door (George Harrison)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Billy #4 (Bob Dylan)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Blue Moon (Rodgers)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Bill Monroe)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Carnival Time (Al Johnson) *new
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Celebration (Kool and the Gang)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Cold Sweat (James Brown)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Dark End of the Street (James Carr)
MP3: My Morning Jacket w/Wilco – Don’t Fear the Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Dream a Little Dream of Me (Mamas and the Papas)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Easy (Lionel Ritchie)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Poison)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Everybody’s Talkin (Harry Nilsson)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Express Yourself (Charles Wright)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Get Down On It (Kool and the Gang)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Girl From the North Country (Bob Dylan)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Head Held High (Velvet Underground)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Highway to Hell (AC/DC)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Hit It and Quit It (Funkadelic)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Hot Burrito #1 (Flying Burrito Brothers)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Hot Fun in the Summertime (Sly and the Family Stone)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Hot Legs (Rod Stewart cover)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – How the Gods Kill (Danzig)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (Prince)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Islands in the Stream (Parton/Rogers)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – It Makes No Difference (The Band)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)

MP3: My Morning Jacket – Loving Cup (the Rolling Stones)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Make It With You (Bread)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Man In Me (Dylan)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Mother (Pink Floyd)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Mother In Law (Ernie K-Doe) *new
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Northern Sky (Nick Drake)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Oh Holy Night
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (Velvet Underground)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Older Guys (Flying Burrito Brothers)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Rocket Man (Elton John)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Rocket Man (Elton John) *Jim solo
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Santa Claus is Back in Town
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Silent Night
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Spanish Pipedream (John Prine)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Still Feeling Blue (Gram Parsons)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Suspicious Minds (Elvis)
MP3: My Morning Jacket -Tequila Sunrise (Eagles cover)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – That’s Alright Mama (Elvis)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – This Magic Moment (the Drifters)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Time of the Season (the Zombies)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Tyrone (Erykah Badu) *Jim solo
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Tyrone (Erykah Badu)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Tyrone (Erykah Badu)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Up on Cripple Creek > Blue Moon of Kentucky (the Band / Elvis)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – The Wanderer (Dion)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Wear Your Love Like Heaven (Donovan)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – You’re a Big Girl Now (Bob Dylan)
MP3: My Morning Jacket – You’re All I Need (Marvin Gaye)

And, of course, if you’ve got any covers I’m missing, please shoot me an email or drop me a line in the comments!

Thanks to Dylan, Cody, Yitzchak and David for their help!