Published Jun 22, 2009By the sounds of things, it may be a while before we get to hear any new tunes from rock'n'roll hillbillies My Morning Jacket. In a new interview, drummer Patrick Hallahan revealed the band won't be playing anywhere, anytime soon, especially the studio.
"Right now, honestly, we've just taken a big hiatus," Hallahan told Spinner. "We've been touring for eight years straight. We all have other things going on right now."
We're guessing by this that the drummer is in part referring to front-man Jim James's pair of new projects. As previously reported, the vocalist is currently prepping his debut with Monsters of Folk, the new super-trio with M. Ward and Conor Oberst. He also has another project in the works with Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who apparently has Mos Def involved with this "good rock n roll experience" as well.
"Everybody's just taking time off and doing what they want to do," Hallahan goes on to say about the My Morning Jacket hiatus. "We're all in our own islands and eventually we'll all swim back to the mainland and get back together." My Morning Jacket's last proper full-length was 2008's Evil Urges.