Wednesday, December 21, 2011

artist of the day

Today's artist: Monsters of Folk

You could say this is a folk "supergroup," because it's made up of M. Ward (the Him of She&Him), Jim James from My Morning Jacket, and Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes.  They have the folk-y acoustic feeling of The Decemberists or the Avett Brothers, but the singing is akin to Bon Iver or the Fleet Foxes (yet an octave lower than them).  The lyrics are wonderful, and the songs get stuck in your head easily.  Their sound is different enough from other folk bands to make them stand out.  I suggest listening to "Dear God" and "Map of the World."

happy listening,

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