VIDEO OF JIM JAMES CHATTING WITH
ALBUM COVER PHOTOGRAPHER DUANE MICHALS COURTESY OF VEVO
CAREER-SPANNING SOLO TOUR WITH
ALYNDA SEGARRA FROM HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF SUPPORTING
BEGINS NOVEMBER 2 IN LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, SALT LAKE CITY, CHICAGO AND NEW YORK ARE ALL SOLD OUT
Jim James has released his new album, UNIFORM DISTORTION (ATO), today, and it is already getting rave reviews from around the globe, with much more to come.
“Jim James lets his hair down on fuzz-drenched fourth solo album…
Going through the emotions never seemed so cool.”
MOJO – 4 Stars (Album of the Month)
“There are enough artistic twists and turns to please even the most dedicated Jacket fan, showing that James remains as musically edgy as ever on an album that pulses with energy, enthusiasm and the restless spirit James has always personified.”
American Songwriter – 4 out of 5 stars
“Uniform Distortion carries an optimistic excitement, reveling in screechy guitar licks and distanced harmonies…its success lies in the honesty and purity that went into its creation.”
Consequence of Sound
“James paints himself a renewed guitar virtuoso, not starting a new chapter of his absurdly lengthy discography, but an entirely new scripture.
Uniform Distortion is James’ transition into rock ‘n’ roll royalty, a veteran at last.”
Under the Radar
“Uniform Distortion is a loose, raw collection of guitar-heavy songs
that rail against the darkness of modern times.”
TORONTO, ON – June 29, 2018 – James’ third solo album, UNIFORM DISTORTION is available HERE; deluxe bundles featuring limited edition lithographs and clear vinyl are exclusively available HERE. James released an official music video for the album’s lead single, “Just A Fool.” In addition, a video shot by Danny Clinch of the band performing the album’s second single, “Throwback,” at their first-ever show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY, in May was also released.
Making the UNIFORM DISTORTION album cover just right was very important to James. As he was flipping through the pages of The Last Whole Earth Catalogue one day, a resource that was in 1971 basically the internet before the internet, he stumbled upon a distorted photo of “The Illuminated Man” by photographer Duane Michals. Immediately moved by the photo, he asked for permission to to use the image as the album cover. James wrote to Michals himself because he wanted to use the photo exactly as he saw it in the catalog rather than the original image. In May, VEVO shot a video of James and Michals meeting in person for the first time and the conversation that ensued.
Having just opened for Robert Plant at the Greek in Berkeley, CA, James recently announced a unique, career-spanning solo acoustic concert tour, beginning November 2 at the sold out Los Angeles, CA’s Cathedral Sanctuary and then visiting historic theatres and performing arts centers across the United States, culminating with a November 21 homecoming show at Louisville, KY’s much-loved Louisville Palace. The dates will see the acclaimed My Morning Jacket frontman – accompanied by longtime touring drummer David Givan – perform a career-encompassing repertoire including songs from UNIFORM DISTORTION (ATO). Special guest Alynda Segarra from Hurray for the Riff Raff will be support on all dates. The Salt Lake City, Chicago and New York shows are also sold out. James and his full-band will be appearing at Los Angeles’ intimate Pico Union celebrating the release of UNIFORM DISTORTION on July 18.
One dollar per ticket purchased for the fall acoustic tour will go to The Waterfall Project, whose beneficiaries will be United for A Fair Economy and National Bail Fund Network. For complete details, please visit jimjames.com/events.
JIM JAMES – 2018 TOUR
18 – Los Angeles, CA – Pico Union SOLD OUT
2 – Los Angeles, CA – Cathedral Sanctuary SOLD OUT
3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room SOLD OUT
6 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
9 – Chicago, IL – The Vic SOLD OUT
10 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
13 – New York, NY – Town Hall SOLD OUT
14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
16 – Boston, MA – Shubert Theatre
17 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
19 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
20 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
21 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace