Home > News & Reviews > Jim James

Jim James Announces 'Uniform Distortion' Companion Acoustic Album 'Uniform Clarity'

Thursday, 13 September 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Kevin Ratterman

Jim James will release 'Uniform Clarity' on October 5 via ATO Records.

The album will feature acoustic versions of tracks from the My Morning Jacket frontman’s most recent solo LP, 'Uniform Distortion', which arrived back in June. He said:

“The idea for UNIFORM CLARITY came from UNIFORM DISTORTION, an album of intentional chaos/dirt: literal and figurative distortion of lyrics and sound meant to echo and hopefully shed some light on the twisted times and distortion of the truth in which we now live. UNIFORM CLARITY is meant to illuminate the other side – raw and real, but very clear, much like in the early days of recording where all you could hear was the truth because there were no ways to manipulate recordings in the studio. Working with Shawn Everett, we created a document style recording of these songs- just vocals, guitar and the space itself- no special FX. A crystal clear illustration of the flawed beauty of what a song starts off as or sometimes remains- a thought. a seed. a light from the womb of the universe brought to life down here on earth."

The first two tracks to be shared from the record are You Get To Rome and Over And Over. While the latter stays true to the original and retains its '60s rock 'n' roll influences, the classic rock swagger of You Get To Rome has been swapped out for a folk rendition delivered over finger-picked acoustic guitar.





Let Us Know What You Think - Leave A Comment!




Related News

Jim James - Uniform Distortion (Album Review)
Thu 05 Jul 2018
Photo: Justin Tyler Close On Jim James’ third solo album, the My Morning Jacket bandleader has dispensed with indie psychedelia in favour of straightforward, gutsy rock tunes. The result is a record of tight musical elements, with a consistently radio-friendly sound, that falls flat when compared to more innovative releases by better rock songwriters.
Jim James Unveils New Track Throwback
Fri 01 Jun 2018
Jim James has shared a new single.
My Morning Jacket's Jim James Announces New Solo Album 'Uniform Distortion'
Tue 17 Apr 2018
Photo: Justin Tyler Close My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has announced a new album.
21 Savage Posts Surprise Album 'I Am > I Was'
Fri 21 Dec 2018
21 Savage has dropped a surprise album.
Alice Glass Shares New Single I Trusted You
Fri 21 Dec 2018
Alice Glass has shared I Trusted You from a new Adult Swim compilation.
The List: Stereoboard's Best Albums Of 2018
Mon 17 Dec 2018
td#right {display:none !important;}   So, there's another one ready for the history books. This year has been a weird, often depressing ride, but the tunes have been great. So we have that at least. Scroll down for the albums we believe deserve mention as the best of the year, from across the genre spectrum. Hopefully you'll find a few gems you don't know among the ones you think should be recognised. Thanks for reading, we'll see you next year.  
Julien Baker And The National's Matt Berninger Team Up For Planned Parenthood 7"
Fri 14 Dec 2018
Julien Baker and Matt Berninger, along with the film composer Stephan Altman, have teamed up for a single in aid of Planned Parenthood.
Cass McCombs Shares Hypnotic New Single Estrella
Tue 11 Dec 2018
Cass McCombs has shared a second taste of his new record.
 
< Prev   Next >