New Monsters of Folk album in the works

The supergroup are recording a follow-up to their 2009 debut

Monsters of Folk, a supergroup comprised of Conor Oberst, M. Ward, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, and Mike Mogis, are working on a new album.

The band’s members have diverted their attention to their individual projects since the release of their last album in 2009 but reunited on-stage over the summer during Ward’s opening set for Brian Wilson at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

In a recent Reddit AMA, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist James revealed that the group have also been working on a second album for some time.


“We started another Monsters of Folk record a few years ago, for a screenplay that Conor wrote for a Monsters of Folk film,” said James.

“We hope both happen someday, cuz we wanna write music for the film, but it’s tough to get a weird film made these days! Maybe someday!” he added.

Monsters of Folk’s sole album is their self-titled debut, which was released in 2009. Since it came out, Oberst has issued three solo albums, including this year’s ‘Ruminations’; James has put out his second solo record, ‘Eternally Even’ and released two records with MMJ; Ward has also made a solo album, this year’s ‘More Rain’.

In the AMA, James also spoke about his plans with My Morning Jacket, saying that he hopes the group will record new material in the spring.

Read next: NME’s review of Conor Oberst’s latest album ‘Ruminations’.