HT faves My Morning Jacket’s final tour of 2011 is well underway and we’re glad to see they’ve been changing it up a bit this run. Tonight’s MMJ news doesn’t deal with their live show, it’s about the announcement of two new studio projects. Tomorrow on iTunes you’ll be able to purchase a special holiday EP called iTunes Sessions featuring a brand new track entitled Welcome Home, a batch of Christmas classics (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I’ll Be Home For Christmas and Please Come Home For Christmas) and a “beautiful rendition” of Wonderful (The Way I Feel). Seattle’s The Head And The Heart provide guest vocals on When The Bells Start Ringing, which was recorded last month in Amsterdam. You can download When The Bells Start Ringing free-of-charge from iTunes.
But wait! That’s not all…the Kentucky based rockers also announced an independent record store exclusive 7″. Friends Again, a song the band recorded for the Live Muppet Project that never happened is on Side A of the vinyl, while an “alternate universe take” of the Circuital track Outta My System is on Side B. The band advises to check with your local independent record store to see if they have it.