This Week’s Best Single: My Morning Jacket’s Holdin on to Black Metal

By Kyle Gilkeson
May 17, 2011

My Morning Jacket: Holdin on to Black MetalMy Morning Jacket: Holdin on to Black Metal (ATO, 5/17/11)

My Morning Jacket: “Holdin on to Black Metal”

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Over the course of five albums, My Morning Jacket has emerged as indie-rock darlings thanks to its infectious blend and assimilation of psychedelic and country elements.  In advance of the band’s next effort, Circuital — which is out May 31 on ATO Records in the States — here is the album’s first single, “Holdin on to Black Metal.”  The four-minute jam is packed with echoing “whoa-oh” vocals, horn jabs, strutting bass grooves, and retro fuzz guitars.

By Kyle Gilkeson May 17, 2011
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