The Monsters Of Folk are a supergroup comprised of M. Ward, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis. Their long rumored album will finally see the light of day as their self-titled album will be released on September 22nd by Shangri-La records. I'm expecting great stuff as James and Ward are two of my favorite songwriters...this could be epic or an obscene disappointment.
In other news, we're big My Morning Jacket fans here if you can't tell (well....at least I am), so any news concerning any member is exciting stuff. Not only is Jim James involved with the MoF project, but he's also got another album hitting shelves soon. On August 4th, ATO will release his six song tribute to George Harrison released under the pseudonym Yim Yames with a portion of the proceeds going to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Recorded with only a guitar and vocals just days after Harrison's passing, James recently added backing vocals and other touch-ups to the tunes and it's available to pre-order (and immediately download) or just stream HERE. The whole EP is worth checking out but especially James' cover of 'Love You To', from The Beatles masterpiece Revolver, which is absolutely stunning.