Jim James (Or Yim Yames) gives us something to listen to in My Morning Jacket's absence
After yesterday's heartbreaking revelation that MMJ is, in fact, in the midst of a hiatus, news comes today that the 3rd and 4th MMJ-related official releases are due out later this year and, by the looks of this article, both are going to be incredible. Love that Jim James' first official solo release is actually going to be released under the name Yim Yames, what a joker that w00k is. I think the Monsters of Folk album is going to be incredible, not the biggest Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes fan, but hearing Jim's reverb meshing with Matt Ward's should be nothing short of a spiritual experience. That Yim just never stop givin.
Here's the Billboard.com story that broke the news first:
Can't believe Z has still outsold Evil Urges. Although it is infinitely better.
p.s. Look forward to a feature piece I'm doing for JamBase.com about the tragic fire at the Georgia Theatre with interviews with Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers), Hunter Brown (STS9), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) as well as numerous people connected with the Georgia Theatre business and the Athens music scene. Also will be on the scene in Athens for AthFest. Can't wait for the Black Lips shenanigans!