Conor Oberst + Jim James + M. Ward + Mike Mogis = Monsters of Folk







Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and singer/songwriter M. Ward have teamed up again under the pseudonym Monsters of Folk, and this time to record a self-titled studio album set to hit shelves September 22nd, Relix reports. The trio have toured together off and on since 2004, usually with three individual sets followed by a collaborative finale. Mike Mogis, Bright Eyes member and Saddle Creek studio svengali, is also producing the supergroup's debut album and is listed among the three songwriters on their cryptic website. Though nothing is official, a Fall tour following the album's release is probable. We're not sure where the monster part comes in, but we think it might have something to do with Jim James' beard.

—Nikki Turner

Conor Oberst + Jim James + M. Ward + Mike Mogis = Monsters of Folk