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My morning jacket: southern comfort

Jamming with Kirk Hammett, covering Mötley Crüe, writing songs for the Muppets and being immortalised in cartoon form – it’s all part of the My Morning Jacket story.

Bottled in the near-title track of their new album The Waterfall is the essence of My Morning Jacket. In Its Infancy (The Waterfall) meanders between lush pastoral passages and tranquil calm, before taking off for the heavens in a climactic rush of surging guitars and seismic rhythmic shifts. It is audacious, breathtaking stuff, but also in keeping with the musical high-wire act the band have been performing these past 15 years.


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