Jim James Says a Second Monsters of Folk Album and Film Are in the Works

Jim James Says a Second Monsters of Folk Album and Film Are in the Works
A little over six years ago, rumours of a second album from indie rock supergroup Monsters of Folk were promptly dismissed after being thrown about by a fake Twitter account. Now, group member and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has revealed the four-piece haven't been completely idle these past few years.

In a Reddit AMA yesterday (November 16), James was asked whether the group that also includes M. Ward and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, had plans to release a sophomore LP. He then revealed that the band had started work on both a second record and an accompanying film project.

"We started another Monsters of Folk record a few years ago, for a screenplay that Conor wrote for a Monsters of Folk film," he said. "We hope both happen someday, cuz we wanna write music for the film, but it's tough to get a weird film made these days! Maybe someday!"

Back in 2009, James said that the group would "likely" begin working on a second record that year.

Elsewhere in the AMA, James spoke about his latest solo album Eternally Even, striving for peace and love in life, and even commented on internal combustion engines. Additionally, he revealed that My Morning Jacket have plans for a new recording project in the spring of 2017.

Monsters of Folk's self-titled debut was released in 2009. Revisit their video for "The Right Place" in the player below.