Latest Evil Urges Stories

2008-09-09 18:00:19

Is there a rock band having a better year than My Morning Jacket? What fun it's been, these last few years, to watch the 10-year-old Kentucky band ascend the ranks of buzzed-about fan favorite to nationally adored concert powerhouse, delivering their Southern- rock-coated, Radiohead-meets-Neil Young-meets-Flaming Lips melange with increasingly more excitement. In 2008, they've outdone themselves seemingly month to month, with the highs including a three-hour, two-set affair at the Bonnaroo...

2008-08-23 21:00:15

By Thor Christensen The guys in My Morning Jacket live in Kentucky, play electric guitars and sport facial hair, all of which can add up to only one thing. They're Southern rockers, right? No dice. As the band proves on its fifth CD, "Evil Urges," it's more influenced by R&B and funk than by Lynyrd Skynyrd. "People assume we're a certain type of band based on how we look," says singer Jim James. "But we all have pretty diverse music collections, and we're always trying something...

2008-07-17 21:00:26

By JOHN HUGAR That's it; this is officially the strongest contender for album of the year so far. After breaking out with their 2005 album "Z," southern indie rock band My Morning Jacket has released the followup, "Evil Urges," and it is a masterpiece of epic proportions. Imagine a cross between Prince and the Allman Brothers with a little bit of Radiohead and Trent Reznor thrown in for good measure. This album is like nothing you've heard before, a glorious ride full of guitar blasts and...

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