America Taps My Morning Jacket for New Album
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and drummer Patrick Hallahan will
appear on the forthcoming album by classic-rock outfit America (of A Horse with
No Name fame). Fittingly, the childhood friends will appear on Americas
cover of My Morning Jackets Golden (from 2003s It Still Moves). Produced
by the Smashing Pumpkins James Iha and Fountains of Wayne/Ivys Adam Schlesinger, Here and Now will feature guest spots by a number of key indie-rock players, including Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller, Nada Surfs Matthew Caws and Ira Elliot, many of whom will interpret their own material. Here & Now, the groups first studio album since 1984, will hit stores in January. In anticipation of Here & Nows release, Adams will perform Ride On with America on _ The Late Show with David Letterman_ January 16.