Eternally Even, the new solo albumfrom My Morning Jacket frontmanJim James,is streaming exclusively HERE as part of NPR’s “First Listen” series. The album – praised by NPR for its “arresting, soulful…transcendent tunes” – will be released on November 4 via ATO/Capitol Records. Eternally Even follows James’2013 debut solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, and My Morning Jacket’s GRAMMY®-nominated The Waterfall (2015).
James will celebrate the release of Eternally Even with a November 3 performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and a U.S. headline tour. The run, which kicks off with two nights at Royale in Boston (November 15 and 16), will include shows at Terminal 5 in New York City (November 20), the Palace Theater in Louisville, KY (November 25) and the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles (December 9). Twin Limb will open on all dates.Tickets are available HERE. See below for itinerary.
Fans who pre-order Eternally Even digitally will instantly receive the first single, “Here In Spirit,” and “Same Old Lie.” James wrote “Here In Spirit”after attending a rally in Los Angeles on the day following the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. Consequence of Sound hailed the track as”a rallying cry.” Stereogum observed, “James soulfully sings over a classic syncopated drum pattern, whiny sustained synths, and glittering piano on the hook ‘If you don’t speak out/ We can’t hear it,’ paralleling the sentiment going around that if you don’t vote in this upcoming election it is truly a wasted vote like it hasn’t been before.”
Rolling Stone praised “Same Old Lie” as “hypnotic” and SPIN observed, “the song radiates a psychedelic sound resonant of the late ’60s, which were also a politically charged era.” View the lyric video for “Same Old Lie” HERE.
James worked on Eternally Even for over a year, at his home in Louisville and also during an extended stay in Los Angeles. GRAMMY®-nominated producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes), who co-produced Eternally Even with James, recalls, “When Jim first played me this music, the first thing I noticed was inventiveness of it all. But what really moved me was that the songs that he was building were so personal and inspired and beautifully crafted.”
Eternally Even is the next step in a creative journey that has included seven acclaimed albums with My Morning Jacket and work with the all-star Monsters of Folk, the Woody Guthrie tribute album New Multitudes, and the recastings of newly-unearthed Bob Dylan lyrics on Lost on the River. Named by Rolling Stone as “one of rock’s most powerful singers and one of its most fearless architects,” James has recently produced albums by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Basia Bulat and Ray La Montagne’s latest album, Ouroboros. Fans can view My Morning Jacket’s recent performance on “Austin City Limits” when the episode premieres on PBS on November 12.
Jim James – U.S. Tour Dates
*support by Twin Limb on all dates
11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/09: Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
12/18: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City