Acclaimed Minneapolis-based alt-country and rock band the Jayhawks have returned and are releasing their latest album, Mockingbird Time, on September 20th. The album is the first full-length studio release featuring founding members Gary Louris and Mark Olson since 1995’s Tomorrow the Green Grass. Louris and Olson co-wrote every song on the record, and Louris assumed production duties.
On their decision to return to the studio together, Gary Louris told Rolling Stone in November, “Our goal is to make the best Jayhawks album that’s ever been done. Mark and I both feel that there is some business left undone, and we got together and wrote some great songs.” During their decade and a half apart, Olson and Louris have experienced different types of world music, which can be seen in Mockingbird Time, which has moments of experimentation alongside its tight harmonies and ringing guitars.
Mockingbird Time will hit stores on September 20th, but you can stream it in full now.