March 10 — Blacktop Mojo debuted a “live” acoustic performance of its take of the Temptations’ hit single ‘My Girl’ March 4. Recorded in a church in Palestine, TX, the intimate performance makes the melancholy mood set by the cover all the deeper. The new presentation came less than a month after the band debuted its studio-recorded cover of the song.
Front man Matt James talked about recording the cover in the new setting.
”We wanted to play the song live in a place where you could really feel the dilapidation of a broken heart,” James said. “We snuck into this old church here in Palestine and the natural reverb in the room was incredible. The cracked stained glass and paint peeling from the walls of a place that was once so magnificent was definitely reminiscent of a love that had been lost.”
Additionally, he recently talked about the band’s decision to re-imagine the song.
“We all know this song,” said James. “It’s a song that comes on the radio or starts playing in the background as you’re in the grocery store and immediately you begin to hum along and have visions of the new girl you’re falling head over heels for, and you feel all the warm fuzzy feelings she gives you, welling up inside. Our version of the song is when you fast forward into that relationship with the same girl that gave you all that warmth and sunshine, but she’s up and left you and taken the ‘Month of May’ with her.”
In other news, Blacktop Mojo launched a series of live dates scheduled for the month of March Thursday. The tour’s current schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.
Catch BLACKTOP MOJO Live!
03/12 @ 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE
03/13 @ The Goss Opera House – Watertown, SD
03/15 @ The Original – Minot, ND
03/16 @ The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
03/18 @ The Marquee – Sioux City, IA
03/19 @ The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
03/20 @ Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon – Iowa City, IA
03/22 @ The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
03/23 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
03/25 @ Maxwell’s House of Music – Jeffersonville, IN
03/26 @ Red Flag – MJP – St. Louis, MO
03/27 @ Odyssey Lounge – Springfield, MO
More information on Blacktop Mojo’s new single and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: