My Morning Jacket - “Off The Record”
Though initially pegged as a Southern Rock band, Kentucky’s My Morning Jacket expanded their sound on 2005’s Z. This track, the centerpiece of the record, playfully teases the Hawaii Five-O theme before launching into a rocking reggae beat, with Jim James’ high tenor vocals anchoring the song firmly in the band’s sound. Before this record, the band added Carl Broemel on guitar and Bo Koster on keyboards, which James said pushed the band in new sonic directions.
My Morning Jacket - “Golden”
This harmony-drenched track from My Morning Jacket’s third studio album It Still Moves shows the softer side of what this hard-rocking, Kentucky-based band can do. Jim James’ ethereal vocals are the centerpiece of everything the band does, even as they have explored more experimental territory with their recent records Z and Evil Urges.
Laura Veirs - “Carol Kaye”
This song comes from Laura Veirs’ latest record July Flame, produced by longtime boyfriend Tucker Martine. We have had the title track in rotation, but this song, featuring harmonies by Jim James of My Morning Jacket, celebrates the longtime bassist for the Wrecking Crew, the studio wizards who played on hundreds of recordings by Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, and more.