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Hear Gov't Mule and Jim James collab on 'Captured' -- EXCLUSIVE

After a long absence, Gov’t Mule is gearing up to release their first studio collection in four years next month. Titled Shout!, it’ll be a double-disc set, with the first half containing 11 new songs and the second half featuring special guest vocalists like Elvis Costello, Ben Harper, and Dave Matthews teaming up with the band to reinterpret those songs.

Among them is My Morning Jacket frontman, hair wonder, and sometime solo artist Jim James, who collabs with Gov’t Mule on “Captured” — and you can hear it exclusively here.

Give the song a listen below:

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My Morning Jacket's Jim James to headline Artists.MTV event at SXSW -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s only March, but many are already putting Jim James’ solo debut Regions of Light and Sound of God in the running for their year-end lists, making the bearded My Morning Jacket messiah one of this year’s hottest SXSW acts.

So who better than a indie-country-folk-soul hybrid like James to headline an event hosted by the MTV/VH1/CMT trio? The sister music channels (who all share Viacom as a parent company) have announced the details of an SXSW showcase of their new Artists.MTV platform, including an impressive lineup of performers.

James will get top billing, with NYC indie-rockers Guards and LA’s Youngbood Hawke playing the two slots before him. Other acts including ZZ Ward, Elle King, Ashley Monroe, and Striking Matches are also scheduled to perform.

The party goes down the evening of March 12 at the Control Room in Austin. Check out the complete lineup below, and head to MTV.Artists for more information on the acts:

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My Morning Jacket's Jim James to release solo album in 2013

Jim James, the frontman of the folk-rock group My Morning Jacket, has announced his first full-length solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God. The record will be released on Feb. 5, 2013, by ATO Records.

“I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time. Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense—like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old days of just being a simple robot,” James said in a press release. The record was inspired by Lynd Ward’s 1929 wood-engraving graphic novel God’s Man, which “chronicles an artist’s struggles with temptation and corruption, along with finding true love.” James adds: “Some of the things happening in the book were happening to me in real life, in a very strange and painful, then a very beautiful way.”

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