carl broemelCarl Broemel of My Morning Jacket has released the track “Snowflake” from his forthcoming solo LP, 4th of July due out August 19 via Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers. Broemel tells SPIN, “’Snowflake’ is partly influenced by the interesting but questionable book ‘The Hidden Messages in Water’ where a scientist flash freezes water drops while participants think happy or sad thoughts. Positive thoughts made beautiful snowflakes and negative thoughts made messy ugly shapes.” The track is an instant download with album pre-order along with the first two singles “Sleepy Lagoon” and “In the Dark”.

4th of July was recorded in Nashville and features collaborations with fellow members of My Morning Jacket including Bo Koster and Tom Blankenship, with Koster co-writing a few tracks. Additional guest appearances include Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Russ Pollard, Shelly Colvin, Richard Medek, and Jordan Caress.

Broemel is currently on tour as a member of Ray LaMontagne’s band with a full solo tour coming in October. Carl Broemel solo tickets are on sale now.

Carl Broemel Tour Dates:
8/19 – Nashville, TN at Grimey’s (In Store)
8/20 – Nashville, TN at Basement East
8/21 – Louisville, KY at Zanzabar
8/27 – Arrington, VA @ Lock’n Festival *
10/6 – Lexington, KY at The Burl
10/7 – Asheville, NC at The Grey Eagle
10/8 – Charlotte, NC at The Evening Muse
10/10 – Athens, GA at Caledonia Lounge
10/12 – Decatur, GA at Eddie’s Attic
10/13 – Birmingham, AL at Workplay
10/14 – New Orleans, LA at Preservation Hall
10/15 – Oxford, MS at Proud Larrys
10/28-30 – Live Oak, FL @ Suwannee Hulaween *

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