My Morning Jacket is showing Louisville lots of love here lately. As a public service announcement Record Store Day, MMJ is putting together a Live EP entitled Celebracion De La Ciudad Natal, recorded in Louisville which will ONLY be available in independent record stores such as ear X-tacy. The release is going to be released both on CD as well as a limited edition double 10″ vinyl starting on Record Store Appreciation Day (Apr. 18th). The tracks are going to consist of cuts taken from their ear X-tacy in-store as well as from the awe-inspiring Waterfront Park performance last August. Also, looks like Ron Jansin at MadPixel who created the gig art for the Louisville show has tweaked it for the live album.
Most of you readers will be in line at ear X-tacy, but for those non-Louisvillians, you can find the store closest to you here. For those of you attending Record Store Day at ear X-tacy, you’ll also get to catch a performance with Ben Sollee, who also recently recorded with Jim James.
In further celebration of the album and of Record Store day, MMJ created a video in appreciation….
Ben Sollee – Only a Song (ft. Jim James) (lyrics)
A message from MMJ below…
hello friends. we are proud to announce and release a lil live ep that was recorded right in our very own hometown of louisville, ky. a few songs were taken from our in-store appearence at our beloved and fabled record haven “ear-x-tacy” and a few of them were taken from our concert at the fabled “waterfront park.” see if you can guess which is from which. we are excited to make this a special release that you can only get at your favorite local independent record store, as now more than ever we all need to take the time to celebrate what our favorite local record stores and businesses mean to us – the value of community/human to human non- internet related physical and spiritual contact and supporting the hardworking people in your community who strive everyday to keep it unique and keep it local. we are fortunate in our travels to get to see many wonderful things, but one of the most distressing things is the increasing “normalization” of the world and how all these places are starting to look the same- everywhere you look more and more towns are starting to be filled with the same gigantic corporations, and while some of these huge companies undoubtably provide valuable services, it is so important that we realize that it is our local businesses and people (and natural landscapes, but thats a different letter) that are what make different towns worth coming to…things you can only get in one place, made and sold by people who believe in what they are doing…people who are trying to keep good weirdness alive in this crazy dome.