The EMO heroes are almost finished the follow-up to 'Bleed American'...

Jimmy Eat World are almost finished the “darker” follow-up to their 2001 breakthrough ‘BLEED AMERICAN’.

The band are hard at work in a California studio with longtime producer Mark Trombino.

Due out early next year, the album is “a little bit darker” than the last record, frontman Jim Adkins told Rolling Stone. “But I’m sure dark for us is nowhere near dark for most.”

The band plan to record 16 songs, and five weeks into the sessions, Adkins says there are only a couple more songs to complete. “No matter how much time you give yourself, you wish you had more,” he says. “But it sounds really good.”