As the story goes, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James had been working on scoring a soundtrack when the studio fired him for being too weird. The jams wouldn’t go completely unheard though thanks to some unfortunately inspiration due to the political climate and world happenings. Still, the resulting solo album, Eternally Even, isn’t a completely dark record, thanks to an unflinching optimism in humanity that Jim carries.
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Kyle Meredith talks with Jim James, lead singer of My Morning Jacket, about his newest solo work, on "The Speed of Sound."
One of the most criminally overlooked back of the past few decades is Trashcan Sinatras. While they may have slipped past the mainstream, their devout following has kept them creating excellent songs that make excellent albums. And I don’t mind saying that their newest, Wild Pendulum, is their best yet. In fact, it’s in my top 10 of the year.