My Morning Jacket to release ‘wholesome’ new album in 2011

The group have five songs completed for the follow-up to 2008's 'Evil Urges'

My Morning Jacket have revealed that their next album will be released in May next year.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Jim James explained that the band had finished recording five new songs and that the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Evil Urges’ would be released “mid-next year, probably May”.

“I’m really excited,” James said. “It’s all live, so the vibe is really, really good, really wholesome. There’s something about it.”


He added: “We’ve done stuff mostly live but then you do some overdubs, some vocals, or whatever. But we’re trying to do everything other than maybe strings live. There’s just something old and dirty about it.”

Set to be the group’s sixth studio effort, the as-yet untitled album is being recorded in a Louisville church with producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists).

Currently on tour in the US, the Kentucky band will also play a five-night New York residency in October.

Meanwhile, guitarist Carl Broemel will release a new solo album, ‘All Birds Say’, on August 31.