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The GRAMMY® Award-nominated frontman of My Morning Jacket, Jim James, has announced the release of his third studio album, UNIFORM DISTORTION.
UNIFORM DISTORTION was produced by Jim James and Kevin Ratterman at Louisville, KY’s La La Land, with Ratterman also serving as recording engineer. All songs were written by James, who is backed on the album by bassist Seth Kauffman (Floating Action) and longtime touring drummer Dave Givan, with backing vocals provided throughout by Dear Lemon Trees’ Leslie Stevens, Jamie Drake and Kathleen Grace.
“The name of my new record is UNIFORM DISTORTION because I feel like there is this blanket distortion on society/media and the way we gather our ‘news and important information. More and more of us are feeling lost and looking for new ways out of this distortion and back to the truth…and finding hope in places like the desert where I write this now…finding hope in the land and in the water and in old books offering new ideas and most importantly in each other and love.” says James.
Jim James has spent nearly two decades as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of My Morning Jacket. Lauded by The New York Times as “the new kings of expand-your-mind, religious-experience rock,” the band has released seven studio albums with the last three – 2008’s EVIL URGES, 2011’s CIRCUITAL and 2015’s THE WATERFALL – each receiving GRAMMY® Award nominations for “Best Alternative Album.”
ETERNALLY EVEN (2016), made a #1 debut on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart upon its release. The album earned international acclaim for its topical, psychedelic soulful approach, with MOJO declaring it to be “an urgent if mostly meditative-sounding call-to-arms,” noting that James “brings poetic shape and power to his politics.”
In addition to his two original solo recordings, James has also released a pair of unique covers collections, 2009’s TRIBUTE TO EP, featuring songs written by George Harrison, and 2017’s TRIBUTE TO 2, a full-length LP comprised of songs originally performed by The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Dianne Izzo, Ray Noble and Al Bowlly, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson Lake and Palmer and Abbey Lincoln.