My Morning Jacket Plan To Release Two Albums In Two Years

By Scott Bernstein Nov 28, 2014 6:50 am PST

While all’s been quiet on the My Morning Jacket since the band left the stage at the inaugural One Big Holiday nearly one year ago, we’re extremely excited to see Jim James and Co. are coming back in a big way over the next few years. The Louisville rockers will not only release a follow-up to 2011’s Circuital in April, but also are finishing work on a SECOND new studio album that will be released in 2016.

The bombshell revelation comes in the new issue of Rolling Stone, which just hit newsstands. “I just had tons of songs this time,” James told Rolling Stone from Portland, where MMJ is mixing the as-of-yet-untitled album due in April. “We didn’t even get to all of them,” Jim added about the bevy of new My Morning Jacket material the band has stored up since Circuital came out. According to Rolling Stone, work started towards the end of last year, when MMJ came together at a recording studio near San Francisco. After the band wound up with 24 “solid contenders,” they set about sequencing them into two different albums -a process that’s currently ongoing. “I love making each record sound different. I love the thrill of putting on a record and feeling like you got the wrong one from the factory,” James added.

But wait…there’s more! As if two new MMJ albums isn’t enough to get excited about, Jim James also revealed to Rolling Stone that he’s already started work on a second solo album that he hopes to put out in 2016. What promises to be a very busy 2015 for My Morning Jacket begins on January 31 with the start of the sold-out second edition of One Big Holiday at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico.


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