MP3 Debut: New Jim White; LP Due in Feb.

“Infinite Mind” first
spotlight track from upcoming album Where It Hits You.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

In heavy rotation ‘round here this week is a brand new track
from troubadour Jim White. Titled “Infinite Mind,” it’s off his forthcoming
Yep Roc album Where It Hits You, set
to drop on Feb. 21. You can check out the song right here:

 

 

 

 

Where It Hits You, White’s
fifth studio release, was produced in Athens
by White (studio whiz John Keane mixed) and it features members of Olabelle,
Shak Nasti and The Heap along with such luminaries as Caroline Herring and Centromatic’s
Will Johnson, among many players. Some details, courtesy the label:

 

Where It Hits You is
Jim’s chance to sing his heart out—and sing he does—no small feat,
considering the heart that’s singing was badly broken during the making of the
record. As is often the case with cathartic upheaval, sometimes tribulation
forces buried treasure to the surface. This holds true with
Where It Hits You, as rich and diverse a record as Jim has
ever produced. From the brooding dreamlike opener, “Chase The Dark Away,” to
the wild eyed stomp of “Here We Go,” to the Beefheartesque “Infinite Mind,” to
the Harvest-era Neil Young ringer “My Brother’s Keeper,” Where It Hits You
finds Jim in full musical stride, effortlessly blending genres and approaches
in ways that sometimes boggle the mind. But as White’s work has shown over the
arc of his career, despite the experimental extremes he recklessly embraces,
there’s always a cohesive, singular identity that holds the divergent
influences together.

 

An eternally restless
soul whose home base is Athens,
GA, Jim White is also a visual
artist, photographer, essayist, music producer, and composer for films and
theater.  Jim continues, “I just
can’t sit down. I wish I could, but there’s so far to go. And somehow, some
way, by hook or by crook, I’m gonna get there.”

 

Read a review of White’s 2008 live EP Funny Little Cross To Bear.

 

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