Monday, October 21, 2013

Today's Plays: Jim James, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Jim James - State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)

Jim James, of My Morning Jacket, has released a cool new video for his recent solo song State of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - The Blue Record (EP)

Ruban Nielson moved from New Zealand to Portland to form a trio who has recorded two albums and this EP which is streaming at The Fly over here....

The EP, featuring two covers and three acoustic versions of songs from their II album.

Hearing them singer-songwriter style casts a new light on the songs and the artist. It's as if Nielson asked us to sit in on the sessions as he developed the songs in his bedroom.

Live, on the other hand, his amazing psychedelic (electric) guitar work shines, complete with extended trippped out solos.

Here's the encore, Can cover Vitamin C (sorry for the dark picture - hardly any light there, but the audio is well worth a listen for any fans of wild guitar improv) for a show a while back at Portland's Bunk bar:

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