Published Mar 03, 2015Late last year, Southern rock eccentrics My Morning Jacket hinted at a couple of new albums in the works, and now they've officially announced plans for the full-length follow-up to 2011's Circuital.
Titled The Waterfall, the new LP is slated to arrive on May 4 via ATO.
It was recorded with Tucker Martine, who also served as the producer on Circuital and has contributed to the latest albums from acts like the Decemberists, Modest Mouse and Sufjan Stevens.
In a press release, MMJ frontman Jim James offered the following statement about The Waterfall:
What fused this record is, I feel like it's a weird turning point for the universe. I feel like so many people I know are getting divorced or having kids. There's so much change going on and I feel like, for me, that one chapter has ended. And if you're looking at a book, there's a hand flipping the page up and it's in between the chapter you just finished and the one that's getting ready to start. That's kind of the sound of this record, and my life, the sound of the page turning and not being sure what's coming next.
In conjunction with news of the record, the band have also delivered new single "Big Decisions" and shared an extensive list of upcoming tour dates. Their performance at Toronto's Field Trip Festival on June 7 remains their only Canadian date at this time.
Scroll past the tracklisting for The Waterfall to check out the full list of upcoming North American tour dates. Below that, you can give "Big Decisions" a listen.
1. Believe (Nobody Knows)
2. Compound Fracture
3. Like a River
4. In Its Infancy (The Waterfall)
5. Get the Point
6. Spring (Among the Living)
7. Thin Line
8. Big Decisions
9. Tropics (Erase Traces)
10. Only Memories Remain
05/15 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
05-16 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
05/17 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
05/23 Boston, MA - Boston Calling Festival
06/03 Cleveland, OH - State Theatre *
06/04 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
06/05 New York, NY - Governor's Ball Music Festival
06/07 Toronto, Ontario - Field Trip Festival
06/09-11 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre ^
06/12-14 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/16-17 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore ^
06/19 Waverly, IA - Gentlement of the Road Stopover
06/20 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater *
06/23-24 Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre *
06/26 Minneapolis, MN - Northrup Auditorium $
06/27 Minneapolis, MN - Northrup Auditorium %
07/17-19 Louisville, KY - Forecast Festival
07/21 Charlottesville, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion %
07/22 Lewiston, NY - Artpark Series %
07/26 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/28 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheatre !
07/29 Charlotte, NC - Uptown Amphitheatre !
07/31 New Orleans, LA - Champions Square !
08/01 St. Augustine, FL - Amphitheatre ~
08/03 Miami, FL - The Fillmore ~
08/04 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live ~
08/07-08 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre ~
08/10 Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall ~
08/12 St. Louis, MO - The Peabody Opera House $
08/13 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre $
08/14 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre @
* with Floating Action
^ with Hiss Golden Messenger
$ with Hippo Campus
% with Lizzo
! with Lucius
~ with Mini Mansions
@ with Sylvan Esso