Published Dec 14, 2009My Morning Jacket front-man Jim James has been restless as of late. Last year, his band released Evil Urges, a bizarre 14-track collection that ranged from muscly Southern rock to Prince-inspired electro funk, plus one song about "peanut butter pudding surprise." Since then, he's released an album with Monsters of Folk (his collaboration with M. Ward and Bright Eyes' Mike Mogis and Conor Oberst), as well as adopted the pseudonym Yim Yames for an EP of George Harrison covers.
Now, in an interview with BBC 6 Music [via Consequence of Sound], James revealed that My Morning Jacket have begun work on their sixth album. At this point, the project is still in its formative stages, with no timetable and only a handful of songs.
"We're working on stuff, but we're just trying to keep it real stress-free, real low key," James said. "I'd say we're knocking around three or four songs, but they're still pretty rough."
Considering it's only been six months since the group announced they would be going on hiatus, any news is good news.
Prolific as always, James also revealed that Monsters of Folk will "likely" begin work on their second album, although their schedule is similarly relaxed.