My Morning Jacket honed the material for its upcoming album, "Evil Urges," during an extended stint in Colorado, and as the group tells Billboard.com in a video interview, that close vibe seeped into

My Morning Jacket honed the material for its upcoming album, "Evil Urges," during an extended stint in Colorado, and as the group tells Billboard.com in a video interview, that close vibe seeped into its new tunes.

Keyboardist Bo Koster describes it as "a good caring, loving place. We'd cook meals together, watch movies together, play music together and go on hikes together."



Once the material was ready, MMJ hunkered down in Manhattan to record with co-producer Joe Chiccarelli. Like John Leckie, who produced the band's 2005 album, "Z," Chiccarelli proved a valuable sounding board.

"Their ears are just fantastic. They're just great cops," frontman Jim James says. "They'll scold us when we've done bad or applaud us when we've done good. You can just trust in their knowledge."

"Evil Urges" is due June 10 via ATO, and the band will play a handful of shows in preparation, including an appearance at the Coachella festival later this month.