My Morning Jacket Unveil New Music Through "Self-Hypnosis" Series, Reveal Plans for Live Box Set
Published Apr 14, 2011If you've been looking forward to My Morning Jacket's upcoming LP, Circuital, then you will be interested to learn that the group have launched a new fanclub called Roll Call. What really makes this interesting is a wacky series called Self-Hypnosis, which promises to offer new music under the guide of a new age treatment.
The My Morning Jacket website calls the Self-Hypnosis series "highly controversial," offering the following description of what it entails:
The Self-Hypnosis Series will begin an exploration into the core of each individual heart, mind, body, and soul that joins the Roll Call fan club. Based on a desire to help each individual fan reach a state of emotional bliss, a new algorithm was recently developed at Removador HQ. It can sense listeners temperature and emotional climate at the time of listening-thru any listening device, be it speakers or headphones, and cater a listening experience truly unique for each listener. MMJ will carefully handcraft and carve pieces of music that will provide a vehicle for the listener to enter a new gateway of self exploration and understanding based on their current state of mind at the time of each listen.
Okay, so as far as we can tell, this just means that the band will periodically be releasing exclusive tracks to Roll Call members. But, hey, new music from My Morning Jacket is always a good thing. The first song from the series is called "Octoplasm," and it will be available as an immediate download when you sign up.
Roll Call membership costs $29.99 per year, and it comes with more standard fanclub goodies like first access to pre-sale concert tickets, a T-shirt, poster and access to a fan-only website (coming this summer).
My Morning Jacket have also revealed a fancy deluxe version of Circuital, which you can now pre-order on their website.
The deluxe version includes the following:
- Custom box with lenticular cover
- Two 180-gram green-colored vinyl LPs in gatefold packaging
- 24-page 12"x 12" art book containing lyrics and photos documenting the recording of Circuital
- 30-minute exclusive documentary DVD
- High-quality lithograph portrait of the band by photographer Danny Clinch
- Digital delivery of high-quality album download on May 31
- Includes 20-panel foldout poster
- Plantable seed-infused Circuital bookmark
- 4 sneak-preview downloads of forthcoming live box set
So, yes, you read that right: My Morning Jacket are planning a live box set!
You can listen to "Octoplasm" now over at Antiquiet.