My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel will release a solo album this summer. All Birds Say Available will arrive on August 31 via ATO Records. The guitarist, who joined MMJ in 2004, regularly played under his own name around Nashville while his band was off the road in 2009.
According to Broemel’s camp, “the songs are firmly planted between past and present. It’s in these little fractured moments that the listener bears witness to thoughtful contemplation that give rise to epiphanies on larger themes. The instrumentation serves as the ideal complement to Broemel’s well crafted set of modern-folk standards; complete with pedal steel, dobro, strings, autoharp, clarinet, bassoon, vibraphone, and baritone sax, among others. Think Ron Sexsmith, Neko Case, Neal Casal, Andrew Bird, Mose Allison, and early Boz Scaggs singing an orchestrated chorus of breezy ballads and waltzes.”
The guitarist’s father, a former member of the Indianapolis Symphony, plays clarinet, baritone sax and bassoon on the record. My Morning Jacket will perform next at San Diego, CA’s Open Air Theatre on August 11.