Saturday, May 8, 2010

Monsters of Folk.

My friend Sam recently opened my eyes to Monsters of Folk, an indie power group made up of: Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes and Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band), Mike Mogis (of Bright Eyes), Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) and M. Ward (of She & Him). The combination of music genii is reminicient of the Travelign Wilbury's, and the tune itself, heavy on the guitars, light on the electronics, is also reminicient of folk's heyday circa Traveling Wilbury's. (But with a little more edge, and a lot less road-trip-upbeatness)
Anywho, cool lyrics, pleasant but still edgy songs, hot musicians, what's not to love?
Listen to: (sorry I couldn't narrow it down)
"Magic Marker,"
"Say Please,"
"Map of the World,"
"Sandman, the Brakeman, and Me"


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