My Morning Jacket counting down the days until new release 

Speaking of strange recording locales, how does a gymnasium located within the sacred confines of an actual church grab you?

Weird, huh?

But that’s where Jim James and his band My Morning Jacket chose to track their upcoming “Circuital” set, their sixth, in their hometown of Louisville, Ky. The record was produced by James himself, along with Tucker Martine. And they’re doing something equally unusual to promote it.

MMJ are launching a countdown to the album’s April 12 release, something truly for the fans.

Starting now, the group will give away six weekly downloads. The first five will be live songs culled from last October’s weeklong run at New York’s Terminal 5 club. And during the sixth week, the free download will be a brand-new song from “Circuital.”

All you need to do is drop by their website and punch in your e-mail address. Such a deal!

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