[lastfm]Jim James[/lastfm] of [lastfm]My Morning Jacket [/lastfm] made time recently with Street Date‘s Evan Levy at Colorado’s Mile High Music Festival, and the two sat down to discuss the ongoing writing process, solo side projects, and cover songs as well as a brand new upcoming [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm] album. With My Morning Jacket set to play a Live on Letterman concert webcast this week (Tuesday, October 12 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on CBS.com), it was a treat to hear the acclaimed bandleader speak so freely about his work, offering a taste of what’s to come.
After a busy year opening for [lastfm]Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[/lastfm], appearing on the animated sitcom American Dad, and working with [lastfm]Conor Oberst[/lastfm], [lastfm]Mike Mogis[/lastfm], and [lastfm]M. Ward[/lastfm] in supergroup [lastfm]Monsters of Folk[/lastfm], Jim James says he’s been re-motivated to focus heavily on new material for [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm]. And it’s official, the new record is near:
[pullquote quote = “We want it to be a mind-melter” credit = “Jim James of My Morning Jacket”]
And this time around James is coproducing the record. He talks about that experience, and what we can expect as fans:
More about James’s solo and acoustic projects:
And the same goes for guitarist [lastfm]Carl Broemel[/lastfm]:
Watch the official video for “Off the Record,” which is one of the top-scrobbled tracks on Last.fm:
The new record (still without a title) is slotted to be a follow-up to 2008’s highly acclaimed Evil Urges. Is any leftover material from Evil Urges occurring on this new record?
My Morning Jacket is known for its outstanding selection of cover songs. Does the band have an approach to these?
You’ll be able to hear much more new material as MMJ will be setting up a residency at New York’s Terminal 5 this October.
Peek at upcoming tour dates for tickets.
My Morning Jacket’s top five cover songs.
Official video for “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream pt. 2”
The tracklist for Evil Urges is as follows: