My Morning Jacket are set to release their pantingly-awaited sixth studio album—Circuital doesn’t have a firm release date yet, but it’s expect to drop sometime in spring.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Jim James has called the album the “most live record we've ever done.” Ditching the high-end production process of their last work, the band returned to their native Louisville, Kentucky and set up a makeshift recording studio in a gymnasium inside a church (a throwback to their earliest records, which were recorded in a Kentucky grain silo).
To whip the excitement to an ever-more-feverish pitch, the band will release one free download a week starting this week. The first five downloads will be live songs taken from each night of their storied week at Terminal 5 in October of 2010. (Below is a clip taken from their run, with MMJ covering Prince’s “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man.”) On the sixth week, the band will offer up a song off the new album.
Head to http://www.mymorningjacket.com to sign up for all six songs and to get your first download from the Terminal 5 shows.