My Morning Jacket

How come nobody told me about this band? They are great.

About six months ago, my friend Steve gave me a mixed disc that his friend Mark made up.

Here is the playlist.
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This is an amazing mix. I was already into Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Flaming Lips, The Smiths, Nina Simone, The White Stripes, Joe Strummer, and I had just gotten the Franz Ferdinand disc.

But there were three bands on this mix that I hadn’t heard before and upon hearding them had to find out about immediately; Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, and The Shins.

You’ve heard me rant and rave about Modest Mouse already.

But now I am doing the same about My Morning Jacket. It’s hard to describe, but if you combined The Flaming Lips, Wilco, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, you’d get My Morning Jacket. I have only listened to It Still Moves. I just got At Dawn which one commenter on Amazon called Neil Young meets The Flaming Lips. Can’t beat that.

Here’s One Big Holiday. The guitar solo at the end reminds me so much of Freebird or one of great Allman Brothers jams.