After experimenting with a variety of genres on Evil Urges, including prog rock and funk, MMJ are returning to the reverb-drenched Southern rock sound that launched their career.
"It's got that vibe to it where it sounds likes everybody is in the same room," Blankenship told SPIN. "Even if someone is only playing on half of a song, you can still feel their presence."
[Above: guitarist Carl Broemel (left) and James]
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »