The follow-up to My Morning Jacket’s 2008 release, Evil Urges, is currently being recorded at a church in the band’s hometown of Louisville, Ky. Frontman Jim James recently told Rolling Stone he’s “really excited” about the band’s sixth studio effort. “It’s all live, so the vibe is really, really good, really wholesome,” he says. “There’s something about it. We’ve done stuff mostly live but then you do some overdubs, some vocals, or whatever. But we’re trying to do everything other than maybe strings live. There’s just something old and dirty about it.”
James says five new tracks have already been recorded and one more month in the studio will allow them to finish up the record. “It’ll probably be out mid-next year — probably May,” he says.
Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Thao) is co-producing the album with James, who has recently been touring and recording with supergroup Monsters of Folk. My Morning Jacket’s guitarist, Carl Broemel, just finished recording a solo album, All Birds Say, which drops Aug. 31.
The band also added a few more dates to its U.S. tour that includes five consecutive nights at New York’s Terminal 5 in October. The quintet will play all five of its previous releases at the NYC shows. Check out all the dates below:
11 – San Diego, Calif. @ SDSU Outdoor Theatre (w/ Avi Buffalo)
12 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Greek Theatre (w/ Avi Buffalo)
14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Outside Lands Festival
15 – Denver, Colo. @ Mile High Music Festival
17 – Chicago, Ill. @ Charter One Pavilion
19 – Boston, Mass. @ Comcast Center (w/ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
20 – Burlington, Vt. @ Champlain Valley Lawn
21 – Boston, Mass. @ Comcast Center (w/ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
24 – Newark, N.J. @ IZOD Center (w/ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
25 – Holyoke, Mass. @ Mountain Park
27 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Station Square Amphitheater
28 – Rochester, N.Y. @ CMAC
29 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Great Plaza
18 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5 – Performing The Tennessee Fire
19 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5 – Performing At Dawn
21 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5 – Performing It Still Moves
22 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5 – Performing Z
23 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5 – Performing Evil Urges, and beyond!
29 – Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center (w/ The Louisville Youth Orchestra and Wax Fang)
30-31 – New Orleans, La. @ The Voodoo Experience