Monsters of Folk (Featuring Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, M Ward & Jim James)

Indie rock just added another super group to the repertoire, Monsters of Folk.  Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes), M. Ward and Jim James (My Morning Jacket) are on the verge of releasing their first record together, their self titled album out September 22nd (Shangri-La Music). This is surely one of the most interesting and anticipated releases of the year.

 It’s amazing that Oberst who is busy all on his own with the Mystic Valley Band has time for another band, but we’re glad he does. The record is produced by Mogis who has also been working with other musicians such as Pete Yorn lately. As the band exchange vocals throughout, the way they fit together will amaze you. These songs become more perfect with every listen. This is one album you must pick up!

Monsters of Folk are hitting the road starting in October, so be sure not to miss out!

Listen to Monsters of Folk on MYSPACE

Monsters of Folk Tracklisting

1.    Dear God (sincerely M.O.F.)
2.    Say Please
3.    Whole Lotta Losin’
4.    Temazcal
5.    The Right Place
6.    Baby Boomer
7.    Man Named Truth
8.    Goodway
9.    Ahead of the Curve
10.  Slow Down Jo
11.  Losin Yo Head
12.  Magic Marker
13.  Map Of The World
14.  The Sandman, the Brakeman and Me
15.  His Master’s Voice

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Wilco’s New Album, Already Online

Sorry for the short of posts this week.  Its been interesting to say the least. Back to business though. Alt Country grandfathers, Wilco, have put their newest album titled ‘Wilco (the album)’ up on their site to stream. Yes its a full month before the record comes out and is a very lovely treat for us all. The record drops June 30th on Nonesuch Records. Listening to the stream, I think it is one of my favorite Wilco albums to date. And talking about dates, check out the tour dates on their page. Chances are they are coming to a town near you…with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley band in tow.

Stream ‘Wilco (the album)’ HERE