My Morning Jacket @ Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by David Andrako)

My Morning Jacket's new LP Circuital, hits stores today via ATO Records. The album was recorded in an old church-gymnasium in the group's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and features the direction of super-producer/musician/composer Tucker Martine.

"The new record, Circuital, is named after the title song," explains Jim James, of My Morning Jacket's sixth studio album. "On that song I sing about ending up in the same place where you started out. And that makes a lot of sense for this album... I hate the phrase 'going back to our roots', but for this record we came home and made it in Kentucky. And it just felt a lot like it did when we were first starting out..."

Jim James on the Circuital recording sessions..

"There was no AC, no-one had their laptops. We recorded everything on tape. It was like, we're just who we are, with what we have with us at the moment, and that's all we have. It was a beautiful thing, and it really cemented what we all mean to each other, as people and as a band. We've learned, slowly over the years, how to function more healthily, I guess, so we don't all combust. Making this record, it felt like our friendship was only strengthened." [ATO Records]

My Morning Jacket will play the first show of their 2011 summer tour tonight; at home, at the Louisville Palace Theatre. American Express will be live streaming their performance as part of their 'Unstaged' series. Tune in here at 8PM CST to watch their set.

They'll hit Chicago on June 17th to play the Auditorium Theatre. Tickets are still available.

You can view the Circuital track listing, all 2011 tour dates, and more below...

Circuital LP Cover
Circuital Track List:
01. Victory Dance
02. Circuital
03. The Day Is Coming
04. Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
05. Outta My System
06. Holdin' On to Black Metal
07. First Light
08. You Wanna Freak Out
09. Slow Slow Tune
10. Movin' Away
Circuital Record Pressing Tour

5/31 Louisville Palace - Louisville, KY
6/02 Wakarusa - Ozark, AR
6/03 Mountain Jam - Hunter, NY
6/05 Wakarusa Music Festival - Ozark, AR
6/09 Bonnaroo Music Festival - Manchester, TN
6/10 Bonnaroo Music Festival - Manchester, TN
6/16 Riverside Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
6/17 Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL
6/18 Walker Art Center - Minneapolis, MN
6/22 Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
6/24 Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
6/26 Paramount Theatre-Washington - Seattle, WA
6/28 McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor - Troutdale, OR
6/29 Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver, BC
6/30 Plumas Fairgrounds - Quincy, CA
7/01 High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA
7/02 Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
7/11 Kool Haus - Toronto, ON
7/12 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
7/13 Lebreton Flats - Ottawa, ON
7/16 Latitude Festival - Southwold, United Kingdom
7/17 Somerset House - London, United Kingdom
8/02 The Pageant - St Louis, MO
8/03 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
8/04 Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO
8/05 Bangor Waterfront - Bangor, ME
8/06 Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
8/07 The Lawn at White River State Park - Indianapolis, IN *
8/08 Lifestyle Communities Pavilion - Columbus, OH *
8/10 STAGE AE - Pittsburgh, PA *
8/12 Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD *
8/14 Bank of America Pavilion - Boston, MA *
8/16 Meadow Brook Music Festival - Rochester Hills, MI *
8/17 PNC Pavilion - Cincinnati, OH *
8/20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park - Alpharetta, GA *
8/21 Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte - Charlotte, NC *
9/17 Zilker Park - Austin, TX
* w/ Neko Case

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