My Morning Jacket perform "Regularly Scheduled Programming" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021

My Morning Jacket performed "Regularly Scheduled Programming" from their soon-to-be-released self-titled album last night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! The performance is streaming now via YouTube.


"Regularly Scheduled Programming" was the first song the band shared from its ninth studio album, MY MORNING JACKET, last month. Due out on ATO on October 22, it's the first new music since 2015’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated THE WATERFALL. MY MORNING JACKET reaffirms the rarefied magic that’s made My Morning Jacket so beloved, embedding every groove with moments of discovery, revelation, and ecstatic catharsis. Produced and engineered by James over two multi-week sessions at Los Angeles, CA’s 64 Sound, the album came to life after what looked like a permanent hiatus for the band. But after performing four shows in summer 2019 – beginning with two mind-blowing nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre – My Morning Jacket was overcome with the urge to carry on. That sense of purpose can be heard throughout the thrillingly expansive MY MORNING JACKET, once again revealing the band’s hunger for exploring the most nuanced and layered existential questions in song form while simultaneously harnessing the hypnotic intensity of their legendary live show more fully than ever before.
The announcement of MY MORNING JACKET and premiere of “Regularly Scheduled Programming” was met by high profile media attention and immediate critical applause:
“‘Regularly Scheduled Programming’ starts with a swooning intro but soon settles into a sprightly beat that builds to a rich, chaotic and ultimately cathartic conclusion. The song finds frontman Jim James contending with the trappings of modernity: ‘Programming to drown out how we feel,’ he sings, ‘Fresh fiction, rewriting how we think/Screen time addiction, replacing real life and love/Erasing forgiveness/Bow down to your overlords.’ The song arrives with a music video, directed by James and George Mays, that complements the song’s message.”
“‘Regularly Scheduled Programming’ finds the band fed up with the internet age and the endless, numbing state of distraction it’s foisted upon us all…the antidote to our increasingly Black Mirror-esque reality.”
“Rather than being a metacommentary on their career path, though, the new single and its video address the ubiquity of screen time—a once-urban concept that’s now bled into the rurality of MMJ’s alt-country sound.”
On ‘Regularly Scheduled Programming,’ MMJ have returned. Circuiting the more stagnant human state of digital ‘reality,’ the electrified riffs reveal all the virtual vexes of ‘Screen time addiction replacing real life and love/Erasing forgiveness/Bow down to your overloads,’ and is visually marked in the featured video,
co-directed by MMJ vocalist Jim James and George Mays.”
“The six-year wait for a real deal, full-fledged new My Morning Jacket album
is about to end…”

Widely ranked among the greatest live bands of their generation, My Morning Jacket is currently celebrating MY MORNING JACKET on their first US headline tour in six years. The second leg of the tour begins tonight at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA. Highlights still to come include top-billed festival appearances and multi-night-stands at Seattle, WA’s Paramount Theater (October 1-2), Chicago, IL’s Auditorium Theatre (November 4-6), and a strong closeout to 2022 for a New Year’s run at Denver, CO’s Mission Ballroom (December 29-31). Special guests throughout the tour include Durand Jones & The Indications (September 23-October 3), and Bedouine (October 29-November 6). The full itinerary is below.

ON TOUR 2021-2022

23 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl *
24 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival
25 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley *
28 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Concerts *
29 – Spokane, WA – Riverfront Park Pavilion *   
1 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *
2– Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *
3 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater *
29 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre # SOLD OUT
30 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween SOLD OUT
31 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theatre # SOLD OUT
2 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theater #
4 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre #
5 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre # SOLD OUT
6 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre # SOLD OUT
29 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
30 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom SOLD OUT
31 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom SOLD OUT
MARCH 2022
2-5 – Riviera Cancún, Mexico – One Big Holiday

* Special Guests Durand Jones & The Indications
# Special Guest Bedouine