Monsters of Folk is comprised of of Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes and M. Ward from She & Him. The band was formed in 2004 when the members were on tour with their respective bands and solo projects. After playing together both on-stage and backstage, they started working together on various material. Due to the members’ main projects, Monsters of Folk did not wrap up their first album until 2009, and it was released on September 22 on Rough Trade. Here’s “Say Please” from the band’s s/t debut along with a version performed on Conan O’Brien last night.
Monsters of Folk “Say Please”
Monsters of Folk “Say Please (live on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien 9/22/09)”