J/Yim J/Yames of My Morning Jacket has teamed up with Jay Farrar (of Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic) and Anders Parker (Gob Iron) to record a collection of previously unreleased Woody Guthrie songs as part of the Guthrie’s 100th birthday celebration. Stream “Old LA” above, and make sure to check out the tracklist. These dudes will be touring under the moniker New Multitudes after the album drops Feb 27th, and you can catch them in NYC at Webster Hall on March 14th.
Over the weekend, Neil Young held his 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit. The entire 8-hour performance is now available online, featuring performances by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, Arcade Fire and more. Neil jams with Arcade Fire on a new song inspired by a dream that Win Butler had. When he woke up and transcribed the song, he realized it sounded like something Neil would have written, so it’s amazing to see them playing it together.
The Arcade Fire set begins at 5:45:00 (the new song begins at 6:07:00).