Despite a rambling explanation of how much they love opening up — and smelling — a brand-new CD or vinyl record, My Morning Jacket has put online the title song off their upcoming album Evil Urges. They describe how old-fashioned they are when it comes to not wanting the entire album to be available online, but then they quote Tom Petty ("The waiting is the hardest part") and posted "Evil Urges" for all to enjoy.
And it is enjoyable. "Evil Urges" gets a little jam band-y in parts but it's not tiresome, and I always really like lead singer Jim James' high-pitched vocals. There's a dreamy vibe to it that makes me want to save this track for the summertime, maybe for a poolside barbecue. And actually, the album's release date of June 6 might be a really good time for just such a soiree.
To hear "Evil Urges" and tell me what you think,