[pullquote quote=”Hope to watch the victory dance in the evening’s setting sun” credit=”Victory Dance, from Circuital”]The build-up for the new album from [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm] has been mysterious at times, hysterical at others. Throughout the last few months the band has released delicious tidbits for their fans, be it tracks from the album, video teasers, and a steady stream of new tour dates. It’s all been leading up to the release of Circuital, their sixth studio album and a strong contender for the title of “Best MMJ Album, Ever.”
[pullquote quote=”The day is coming, the way is clear. The day has come.” credit=”- from Victory Dance”]The early buzz about Circuital has been overwhelmingly positive. For a band who pushed themselves to the limit on their last album, 2008’s watershed Evil Urges, it is no wonder that three years passed in between releases. In the time since they hit the road promoting Urges, MMJ have circled the globe, played every festival known to man and performed gigantic, unforgettable shows like the epic Bonnaroo late-nite gig in 2008 and their performance at Radio City Music Hall later that same year.
Given this activity and their standing with fans, one could easily interpret a song like “Victory Dance” to be just that: a victory lap celebrating how far they’ve come. But upon closer inspection it’s clear that this is no victory lap. As introspective as it is bombastic, Circuital is a new masterwork of songwriting and reveals a group of artists able to reflect honestly on their success and recent experiences.
The infamous MMJ Shower Scene video – it speaks for itself…
Inside the deluxe packaged versions of Circuital will be a 30-minute documentary film about [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm] titled “One Big Holiday.” For a preview of what to expect in the film, hit play on this sneak peek.
The full track listing for Circuital is as follows:
1. “Victory Dance”
3. “The Day Is Coming”
4. “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)”
5. “Outta My System”
6. “Holdin’ On to Black Metal”
7. “First Light”
8. “You Wanna Freak Out”
9. “Slow Slow Tune”
10. “Movin’ Away”