On June 29, Jim James will release his third solo album, Uniform Distortion. It’s a loose, raw collection of guitar-heavy songs that rail against the darkness of modern times. James is trying to fight that darkness in his personal life, too. In our interview, he talks about going on a silent retreat in order to purify himself, how it felt to recently turn 40, and why believes in fighting the Trump Administration with kindness. James also gives an update on My Morning Jacket, the band’s plans for its upcoming 20th anniversary, and the status of the two (!) MMJ albums currently in the can.
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