Saturday, July 18, 2009


Monsters of Folk - Say Please

The first ever Monsters of Folk album will be released on September 22nd (on Shangri-La in North America, Rough Trade in Europe, Spunk in Australia, and P-Vine in Japan).
The band is Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, My Morning Jacket's Yim Yames (much more folksy than Jim James) and M. Ward's M. Ward, produced by Mike Mogis.

Here's the first look at the album, the song "Say Please." M. Ward and Mr. Yames are the heaviest vocals in the tune that the group has warned "isn't very folky." It sounds kind of like Oberst's last self-titled release, with an arena rock, 'session band' sort of sound that Oberst has been fond of since Cassadaga and Jim James has been fond of forever.

Our generation has been in desperate need of a good super group and this is the best we could possibly get. At the very least, it should be a fun little folk (or maybe not folky at all) album.

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