Monsters Of Folk are the totally awesome super-group of Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), M. Ward (She & Him) and Mike Mogis (who has played with Bright Eyes & M. Ward) . Their album comes out next week, but here are two stellar songs from the album that recently went drip, drip.
The album consists of 14 solid songs of rootsy, soulful, folk rock. I mean these are all solid musicians, there was no doubt that this project would be good.
The two songs that I wanted to share with you lovely readers are called “Whole Lotta Losin'” & “Ahead of the Curve”
“Whole Lotta Losin’ is a pretty upbeat country rocker, whic seems M. Ward influenced, while “Ahead of the Curve” is clearly a Conor Oberst track. Love the guitar in “ahead”.
The 4 Monsters Of Folk work off each others strengths, making a really enjoyable album. I am not a fan of country at all, but I wouldn’t mind listening to these 4 make country influenced rock any day.