My Morning Jacket Prepping Two New Albums

Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchGet ready for a double dose of the Jacket: Jim James has announced that My Morning Jacket will be releasing two new albums over the next two years. The first record will be released in April, and the second is due out in 2016.

"I just had tons of songs this time," the MMJ frontman tells Rolling Stone. "We didn't even get to all of them."

The band eventually whittled the list down to 24 tracks, which they'll split up into two standalone albums.

"I love making each record sound different," James says. "I love the thrill of putting on a record and feeling like you got the wrong one from the factory. We strive to make people put on the record or MP3 and be like, 'S**t, did they actually f**k up my order?'"

James also reveals that he's been working on a follow-up to his solo debut, 2013's Regions of Light and Sound of God. He's aiming for a 2016 release for his sophomore solo effort.

"The whole Jacket thing is so much about us playing together and creating this circle of power," James says. "The solo record is more of a patchwork. It's like one person sitting there making a quilt as opposed to five people building a house at the same time."

The two forthcoming MMJ records will be the band's seventh and eighth studio albums. Their latest release was 2011's Circuital, which notched the band a number-five debut on the Billboard 200 -- their highest spot on the chart.

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