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Published: 2012/08/06

My Morning Jacket Release New EP, Perform with John Oates, Band of Horses, Trombone Shorty and More

My Morning Jacket’s new video

My Morning Jacket headlined two shows at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre this past weekend. Before the shows the group promised two completely different setlists and the members of My Morning Jacket stuck by their word by not repeating a single song during the two-show stand. Part of My Morning Jacket’s The Spontaneous Curation Series, both shows were also loaded with rarities and covers selected by fans via Twitter. Band of Horses and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. opened both shows.

On Friday night, My Morning Jacket looked back in their early days with five songs from their 1998 debut The Tennessee Fire: “Heartbreakin’ Man,” “The Dark,” “War Begun” “Butch Cassidy” and “It’s About Twilight Now.” They also revisited some of their early covers—many of which were semi-retired until the band ran through each of their albums in their entirely in 2010—including Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone,” Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I Want To Celebrate With You” and INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart.” Partway through their set, Band of Horses leader Ben Bridwell also sat in on “Wonderful (The Way I Feel).” My Morning Jacket’s show came to a close with an extended suite of music that moved from the cherished “Cobra” to a cover of The Clash’s “Rock The Casbah” and, finally, “Gideon.”

Likewise, on Saturday My Morning Jacket offered several of their earliest songs. Highlights included “Xmas Curtain,” “They Ran,” “The Bear” and “Honest Man” during the main portion of their set. Bridwell returned to help MMJ through their new rendition of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity,” and the band stretched “Dondante” past the 15-minute mark. The band also nodded to Levon Helm with a cover of The Band’s “It Makes No Difference.” They loaded their encore with unique moments, too.

After Jim James opened the encore with solo versions of early songs “Bermuda Highway” and “I Will Be There When You Die,” the rest of the band returned for “Where to Begin” and Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’.” Then, Colorado resident John Oates, Trombone Shorty and members of Orleans Avenue emerged for a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up.” Trombone Shorty and the members of Orleans Avenue remained onstage as the group moved into “Dancefloors.” Oates, who lives a few hours outside Morrison in Aspen, CO, has collaborated with a number of younger bands in recent years, including Umphrey’s McGee, moe. and members of Yonder Mountain String Band.

In other news, My Morning Jacket have confirmed the release of their latest EP Outta My System. The EP includes several versions of the Circuital song “Outta My System”—including remixes by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek and Washed Out—as well as “Friends Again” from their limited edition 7” released in December. To accompany the release, they have also filmed a new video for “Outta My System” with comedian Zach Galifianakis.

Here’s a look at the EP’s tracks

1. Outta My System

2. Outta My System (Dave Sitek remix)

3. Outta My System (Washed Out remix)

4. Outta My System (Alternate Universe Version)

5. Friends Again

6. Outta My System (Dave Sitek instrumental)

7. Outta My System (Washed Out instrumental)

Here’s a look at this weekend’s setlists

Friday, August 3, Red Rocks, Morrison, CO

Rollin Back
The Way That He Sings
Heartbreakin’ Man
The Dark
Outta My System
Holdin On To Black Metal
First Light
War Begun
I Will Sing You Songs
Wonderful (The Way I Feel) (with Ben Bridwell)
Rocket Man (Elton John)
Tonight I Want To Celebrate With You (Bob Dylan)
Wordless Chorus
Evil Urges
Tyrone (Erykah Badu)
Master Plan
What A Wonderful Man
Easy Mornin’ Rebel
It’s About Twilight Now
Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
Butch Cassidy
Victory Dance
Off The Record
Rock The Casbah (The Clash)

Saturday, August 4, Red Rocks, Morrison, CO

At Dawn
Xmas Curtain
It Beats 4 U
I’m Amazed
Lay Low
Highly Suspicious
The Day Is Coming
They Ran
The Bear
Honest Man
Steam Engine
Isn’t It A Pity (With Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses)
Touch Me Part 2
Moving Away
Smokin From Shootin
Run Thru
It Makes No Difference
Phone Went West
Bermuda Highway (Jim Solo Acoustic)
I Will Be There When You Die (Jim Solo Acoustic)
Where to Begin
Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
Move On Up (With John Oates and Trombone Shorty + Members Of Orleans Avenue)
Dancefloors (With Trombone Shorty + Members Of Orleans Avenue)
One Big Holiday

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