Monsters of FolkMonsters of Folk - Say Please
Artist: Monsters of Folk
Hails from: Omaha, NE
Musical Style: Indie, Folk, Classic Rock
For Fans of: Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket, Wilco
WHY YOU SHOULD CHECK THEM OUT:
Monsters of Folk are the latest supergroup consisting of consisting of Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes and M. Ward. This talented group of songsmiths venture deep into their influences on their dynamic debut album. The rotating front men trade off like a team of professors giving lessons on the history of American music; although they make sure to include their own modern touches. If you’re looking for some familiar yet forward sounds, handled by a group of young legends, then get this record spinning.
This all-star crew got their start in 2004 after they began playing together both on stage and behind the scenes. After five years of collaboration while simultaneously working with their own bands, the group went public with their debut self-titled album released in September 2009. All three acts represented in Monsters of Folk have rolled out so many hits in the last decade that they can easily be considered as some of the brightest stars of contemporary rock and folk music. The amazing song-writing and stunning playing abilities of this quartet are understood when you listen to some of their well received records like, My Morning Jacket’s Z, Bright Eyes’ Lifted or M. Ward’s Post-War.
With Monsters of Folk, you want to check out “Say Please,” a tune that plays like an instant classic. It’s superb guitar solo and catchy, group-sung chorus will have you joining in the jam from wherever you’re listening. Other highlights on the album are “Ahead of the Curve,” a sentimental acoustic song led by the talented Oberst and “The Right Place” a ragtimey number led by Jim James
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