Posted in music | pictures on April 29, 2008

photos by Ryan Muir

My Morning JAcket

Roger Waters played two sets, flying pig incident included, to close out the main stage of Coachella 2008 on Sunday. But first ....

One of the summer's most-heralded live act, My Morning Jacket, treated fans on Coachella's main stage to a surprise early in their set by bringing on guest M. Ward -- one-half of the Monsters of Folk also featuring MMJ's Jim James -- for the now-classic 'Off the Record,' from the band's breakout album, 'Z.' The band kept the treats coming with two songs -- the title track and 'I'm Amazed' -- from the upcoming album, 'Evil Urges.'

MMJ also offered up the potential new song of the year, 'Smokin From Shootin,' as well as favorites like 'Gideon.'

James told the crowd that it was an honor to play Coachella. "On a personal note, it was great to see Portishead back in action. Whenever I hear Portishead, I feel like I'm trapped in an evil funhouse," he said. "But Beth [Gibbons'] voice guides me through like a spiritual angel and I was just so happy to see them."

The crowd felt the same way about MMJ. [Spinner]

More pictures from the show below....

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setlist
One Big Holiday
Off The Record
I'm Amazed
Evil Urges
Wordless Chorus
Highly Suspicious
Lay Low, Anytime
Gideon
Smokin' From Shootin'
Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2

My Morning Jacket tour dates HERE.

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Comments (17)

those shoes...

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 8:54 PM

Sweet Ugg Boots

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 9:45 PM

am i the only one that hates mmj's new direction?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 11:30 PM

m. ward is looking quite nice these days.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2008 12:07 AM

yes you are...you idiot....they are incredible

Posted by jason | April 30, 2008 1:07 AM

BRUCIE!!!!

Posted by ka | April 30, 2008 1:18 AM

no, you're not.

Yes, they are still incredible, but I was @ sxsw, and I've probably listened to that set 20x now on my iPod, in the car, at my house, at friends' houses - in every conceivable place and time and mood, and I WANT to like the new songs, I do. But the lyrics are so unbelievably boring and simplistic I almost have to laugh. Almost.

That said, I Almost don't care. I still love them, would follow them anywhere, have never felt more assured that they will be around for decades to come.

Posted by Chuck | April 30, 2008 3:13 AM

"am i the only one that hates mmj's new direction?"

No, you are not.

Posted by Eduardo | April 30, 2008 5:47 AM

I want to like the new MMJ so badly, but I am not feeling it at all.
I hope it grows on me, but I have my doubts.

Posted by Kurt C. | April 30, 2008 9:33 AM

the new album is great.

i actually found "Z" to be more a grower as that change was more abrupt than the one between then and "Evil Urges".

as for live, i haven't seen the new stuff yet, but i'd suspect it'd sound together in the fall.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2008 9:55 AM

i miss the old spaceboots.

Posted by grace6697 | April 30, 2008 9:56 AM

Best of the fest.

Tito!

Posted by Tito | April 30, 2008 10:33 AM

wanna be hippies

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2008 11:07 AM

argh i hate m. ward

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2008 11:29 AM

Jim James is the best name ever known to man.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2008 8:11 AM

or maybe Engelbert Humperdinck

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2008 11:19 AM

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