In House #1783: My Morning Jacket in Salt Lake City; New Cloud Cult
Kentucky's My Morning Jacket is back on the road for the Okonkos Tour, supporting their 2006 double live album of the same name. Few could have predicted the places the band has gone, musically and otherwise, since the humble but promising debut The Tennessee Fire was released on the indie Darla back in 1999 (an album that opens with what is still one of their best songs, "Heartbreakin' Man"). Since, they've transcended their bearded indie underdog status and become a favorite of Built to Spill and Phish fans alike by creating music that blurs lines bewteen labels like alt. country, jam band, and indie rock. My Morning Jacket plays tonight at The Depot in Salt Lake City.
Opening for MMJ on their current tour is Elvis Perkins in Dearland, led by none other than, you guessed it, Elvis Perkins (apparently, however, they're a late scratch tonight and won't be playing Salt Lake City due to what they've called "scheduling issues"). Words like "brooding" and "thoughtful" are used often when describing the music of Perkins, whose emotionality may bring to mind the late Jeff Buckley in places. The band will be having their debut Ash Wednesday released by XL Recordings on February 20th, after already receiving plenty of attention in 2006 for the self-issued version. The son of actor Anthony Perkins and photographer Berry Berenson, each of whom were lost in tragic circumstances, Elvis Perkins is quickly establishing himself as something more than famous offspring.
In House #1783.
Focus: My Morning Jacket with Elvis Perkins in Dearland tonight in Salt Lake City, plus new music from Cloud Cult, Mark Kozelek, The Frames, and more.
Elvis Perkins in Dearland, from Ash Wednesday: "Ash Wednesday" (MP3)
...and "All the Night Without Love" (MP3)
The Autumn Defense from the upcoming self-titled release (due 1/16):
"Canyon Arrow" (MP3)
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