Monsters Of Folk “Say Please” On Conan, Release “Right Place” Video

Monsters Of Folk are four dudes better known for other projects, they are the Them Crooked Vultures of the NPR-section of contemporary music, they are like the Traveling Wilburys but not as iconic, all of this is true. But also they are four dudes best known for playing guitar while they sing, which you’re reminded of as soon as The Tonight Show’s camera pans past M. Ward bent over a piano and Yim Yames who keeps plucking that chicken bass. Conor gets to play it close to the vest with acoustic strums and totally necessary sunglasses (who’s gonna be the Orbison if not), and his other Bright Eye Mike Mogis holds it down on electric because just listen to that guitar solo. Centro-matic’s Will Johnson is their new drummer. The supergroup performed their album’s lead single “Say Please” last night, sounding nice and tight and looking like the best men at a wedding you wish you were invited to.

Hold out your hand:

Monsters Of Folk – “Say Please” (MP3)

There’s also a new b&w video for “The Right Place” that features studio footage, garden gnomes, and a lot of facial hair.

Monsters Of Folk is out via Shangri-La.

Tour:

10/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
10/14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer
10/15 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount
10/17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ Spreckles Theatre
10/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
10/22 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
10/24 – Mountain View, CA @ Bridge School Benefit
10/25 – Mountain View, CA @ Bridge School Benefit
10/28 – Omaha, NE @ Holland Center
10/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
10/31 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
11/02 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
11/03 – Boston, MA @ The Orpheum
11/06 – New York, NY @ United Palace
11/08 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
11/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
11/12 – Stockholm, SE @ Philadelphia Church
11/14 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
11/15 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
11/17 – London, UK @ Troxy
11/18 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmartre
11/19 – Koln, DE @ E-Werk
11/21 – The Hague, NL @ Crossing Border
11/22 – Antwerp, BE @ Crossing Border