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 bands 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 Quaids grandparents farm. A recording contract with the indie label Darla soon followed, resulting in the release in 1999 of My Morning Jackets debut, The Tennessee Fire. A worldwide tour followed to support the release, but by the time the tour had ended and the bands attention was turned to a follow-up...
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