Whilst other members of My Morning Jacket have been undertaking various exciting side-projects with other luminaries of the indie music world, we wonder what Carl Broemel has been up to. To some degree. Well, he's been working on his new album, it seems.
Broemel - who does various things with MMJ - will release his second solo record, All Birds Say, on August 31 and will be available through ATO Records in the US. Hopefully the UK release will also be around that time but we'll let you know. Of the record, Broemel says, rather cryptically:
"Where do you start? Or where do you stop? And how do you reconcile the things you do versus the things you don’t? It’s something I’m constantly thinking about. I think there’s a lot of trying to be aware of what you’re doing now versus dwelling on things or worrying about what’s gonna happen later. A lot of the songs are really just me talking to myself, trying to make sense of things in my head."
Indeed. And who can try and answer these questions? Not me, certainly not. I'd imagine you might find the answers to these questions in the actual album itself. I hope so, anyway.
He added these slightly more sensible words:
"To me, making records is like alchemy. It’s something that no one can ever perfect, but you have an insatiable desire to keep doing it and get better at it. I really believe that everything we experience contributes to what we do next, so this album is really a result of all the records and tours I’ve done so far.
To get yourself a copy of a track from the album click here. The track in question? A free download of 'Heaven Knows'.