My Morning Jacket: More On “Evil Urges”, ATO Reissues, Tortuous Hand-Wringing Etc

Since I wrote about My Morning Jacket’s “Evil Urges” a few weeks back (comparing it unfavourably to the Fleet Foxes debut), I’ve been thinking about the band and the record a lot. Picking up Billboard this morning (not a regular habit, rest assured), I found them staring awkwardly out of the cover. Jim James could barely be spotted in the accompanying feature, overwhelmed by laudatory quotes from a great swathe of on-message, optimum-strategising execs and some head-spinning stats suggesting that, yes, they were set to break into the biggish league in America sometime later in the summer.

Win tickets to this year’s Latitude Festival!

WIN! TICKETS FOR LATITUDE 2008! Latitude is now only a matter of weeks away. And as our comrades at the summer’s best festival put the finishing touches to the bill, it seems a good time to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets for the four-day event, held – in case you’ve forgotten – at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk between July 17 and 20.
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