My Morning Jacket

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: indie indie rock alt-country seen live rock alternative americana Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Similar in style and approach to quirky alt rock bands such as Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips, the Louisville, Kentucky, USA-based My Morning Jacket struggled to translate critical praise into the commercial success enjoyed by those two bands.

Originating from the suburban town of Louisville, the band’s roots stretch back to when cousins Jim James (James Oliges, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; vocals/guitar) and Johnny Quaid (guitar) would try and bring songs that James had penned to life. 1998 saw the emergence of Two-Tone Tommy (bass) as well as J. Glenn (drums), as the newly instated quartet began rehearsing on Quaid’s grandparents’ farm. A recording contract with the indie label Darla soon followed, resulting in the release in 1999 of My Morning Jacket’s debut, The Tennessee Fire. A worldwide tour followed to support the release, but by the time the tour had ended and the band’s attention was turned to a follow-up...

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