Shakefire.com - Jim James http://shakefire.com/tags/jim-james en Jim James: State Of The Art http://shakefire.com/video/jim-james-state-of-the-art <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Opening Jim James’ first solo album Regions of Light and Sound of God with soulfully dynamic space-funk, "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)" illustrates that technology blurs mankind’s relationship to reality as touchstones from old-school R&amp;B or island folk or hip-hop flicker into focus and then disappear throughout the track.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-video field-type-video field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Video:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">No flash player has been set up. <a href="/admin/config/media/video/players">Please select a player to play Flash videos.</a></div></div></div><div class="title-type">(Music Videos Video)</div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-average-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-form-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-flames"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/jim-james" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jim James</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-artist field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Artist:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/artists/jim-james" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jim James</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-duration field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Duration:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">05:17</div></div></div> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:02:40 +0000 Pandora 50755 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/video/jim-james-state-of-the-art#comments Jim James http://shakefire.com/gallery/jim-james <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Jim James</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-photos field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Photos:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/photos/jimjames.jpg" width="500" height="515" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="title-type">(Promotional Shots Images)</div><div class="field field-name-field-artist field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Artist:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/artists/jim-james" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jim James</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-average-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-form-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-flames"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/jim-james" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jim James</a></div></div></div> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:13:47 +0000 Pandora 48685 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/gallery/jim-james#comments Monsters Of Folk: Monsters Of Folk http://shakefire.com/review/monsters-of-folk-monsters-of-folk <div class="group_review_content group-content group-review-content field-group-div speed-none effect-none"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Musical supergroups walk a very fine line between success and failure, moreso than “regular” bands. Generally speaking, each supergroup member brings the expectations of their “day job” with them to the new band and all the baggage that comes with that fanbase. With these issues in place, the results of a supergroup can be incredibly varied. We’ve already seen various entities emerge this year alone: Chickenfoot, Tinted Windows, and Two Tongues. Now we’ve got Monsters Of Folk. Personally I’m still waiting for Them Crooked Vultures, but that’s just me.</p> <p>MOF consists of Jim James (My Morning Jacket), M. Ward (She &amp; Him), Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes). I suppose I should go ahead and admit that I really don’t listen to any of these bands, aside from a little My Morning Jacket here and there. Thus I’m probably not in the target audience for this album. Whereas a hardcore fan will be listening for who’s singing which song and how many songs each vocalist gets to do, I’m simply interested in the overall feel of the record.</p> <p>As an ensemble, these guys do sound good together. Some of the tracks are quite strong (“Man Named Truth,” “His Master’s Voice”). But on the whole, much of the record just falls into a generic folk rock sound. It’s not hard on the ears, but at the same time, it often fails to register as anything beyond soothing background music.</p> <p>Your interest in this project will probably be based mostly on the various parts that make up the sum. For my tastes, the sum is less that what might have been promised.</p> </div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/music/cd" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">CD</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2.80</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/bright-eyes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bright Eyes</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/monsters-of-folk" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Monsters Of Folk</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/jim-james" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jim James</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/my-morning-jacket" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">My Morning Jacket</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/m-ward" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">M. Ward</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/she-him" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">She &amp; Him</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/conor-oberst" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Conor Oberst</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/mike-mogis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Mike Mogis</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-album field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Album:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/albums/monsters-of-folk" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Monsters Of Folk</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-band field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Band:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/bands/monsters-of-folk" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Monsters Of Folk</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/MOFalbum.jpg?itok=2gFnRmFK" width="640" height="640" /></div></div></div> Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:41:00 +0000 Jeremy Hunt 5331 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/monsters-of-folk-monsters-of-folk#comments Monsters Of Folk: Monsters Of Folk http://shakefire.com/album/monsters-of-folk-monsters-of-folk <div class="group_album_covers group-images group-album-covers field-group-div speed-none effect-none"><div class="field field-name-field-cd-cover field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/cover/public/albums/MOFalbum.jpg?itok=jPdjXaSA" width="216" height="216" /></div></div></div></div><div class="group_album_information group-information group-album-information field-group-div speed-none effect-none"><h1 id="page-title">Monsters Of Folk</h1><div class="title-type">(Monsters Of Folk)</div><div class="field field-name-field-release-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Release Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2009-09-22T00:00:00-04:00">Tuesday, September 22, 2009</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Label(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/labels/shangri-la" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Shangri-La</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/genres/music/folk" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Folk</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/genres/music/rock" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Rock</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-format field-type-list-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Format:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">LP</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tracks field-type-number-integer field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tracks:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">15</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discs field-type-number-integer field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Discs:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">1</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-parental-advisory field-type-list-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Parental Advisory:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">No</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-website-link field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://monstersoffolk.com">Official Website</a></div></div></div></div><div class="group_album_content group-content group-album-content field-group-div speed-none effect-none"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/bright-eyes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bright Eyes</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/monsters-of-folk" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Monsters Of Folk</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/jim-james" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jim James</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/my-morning-jacket" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">My Morning Jacket</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/m-ward" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">M. Ward</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/she-him" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">She &amp; Him</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/conor-oberst" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Conor Oberst</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/mike-mogis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Mike Mogis</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-user-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-form-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-basic"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:41:00 +0000 Jeremy Hunt 5330 at http://shakefire.com