My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel announces solo album and North American tour dates
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My Morning Jacket’s longtime guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Carl Broemel announced on Monday that he’ll be releasing his third solo album this fall with a nine-track studio project titled Washed Out, which is due out on Sept. 21. The album is Broemel’s first full-length solo effort since 2016 when he released 4th of July, and follows his bandmate Jim James who shared his own new solo project earlier this summer with Uniform Distortion.

The upcoming release will include musical contributions from his My Morning Jacket bandmates Tom Blankenship and Bo Koster, in addition to Deer Tick’s Robbie Crowell and Sebadoh’s Russ Pollard. The album’s lead single, “Starting From Scratch,” was also shared with the announcement on Monday. The easygoing new song can be heard in full in the semi-animated video above and was actually inspired by a day trip around southern California, according to Broemel.

“The ideas for ‘Starting From Scratch’ came from me taking a little solo trip in Southern California,” Broemel said in a statement. “I was thinking I’d still go ahead and take a hike even if I couldn’t see anything. To my surprise, I actually drove up into, and then through the clouds … That spot felt so precious and almost scared that I didn’t want to come down. But when I finally did, my brain seemed to have completely rebooted itself.”

The artwork and tracklisting for Washed Out can be seen below.

Broemel will also be taking his new solo material on the road this fall with a 28-show North American tour set to begin on Sept. 19 in Atlanta. The tour will see Broemel and his band visiting cities across the country including Levon Helm Studios in upstate New York, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and a Halloween show in Denver at the Bluebird Theater, just to name a few. Tickets for select shows on the tour will be going on sale starting this Friday (August 3) and can be purchased by clicking here.

Wished Out Tracklist:
1. “Dark Matter”
2. “Wished Out”
3. “Malibu Shadow”
4. “Starting from Scratch”
5. “Rain Check”
6. “Just For You”
7. “Second Fiddle”
8. “Out of Reach”

Carl Broemel Tour Dates:
Sept. 19 – Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Sept. 20 – Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
Sept. 21 – Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Sept. 22 – Woodstock, NY - Levon Helm Studios
Sept. 23 – New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
Sept. 25 – Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square
Sept. 26 – Allston, MA - Great Scott (Tickets)
Sept. 28 – South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Sept. 29 – Asbury Park, NJ - Sea Hear Now
Sept. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Oct. 1 – Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
Oct. 3 – St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Oct. 4 – Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Oct. 5 – Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage
Oct. 6 – Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Oct. 23 – Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
Oct. 24 – San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall (Tickets)
Oct. 25 – Chico, CA - Sierra Nevada Tap Room
Oct. 27 – Portland, OR - Dantes
Oct. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
Oct. 30 – Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
Oct. 31 – Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater (Tickets)
Nov. 2 – Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
Nov. 3 – Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
Nov. 5 – St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Nov. 7 – Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Nov. 8 – Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
Nov. 10 – Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall