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From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

In the press materials that accompany Jim James’ new solo album, the singer/songwriter has this to say about the songs that make up his new solo record:

I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time. Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of… More »

Guys, it’s Friday, and there are used plates with smeared cake-frosting laying around, with empty booze bottles accumulating on our desks and a general pall of whiskey fumes hanging over the office. While that is some people’s idea of holiday magic, for us, it’s the signifier that it’s someone’s last day. It’s a sad thing. More »

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Progress Report: My Morning Jacket

NAME: My Morning Jacket
PROGRESS REPORT: Kentucky’s greatest space-rock barn band converges in NYC to talk about their forthcoming full-length Circuital.

As a music writer, it’s very rare that you get the opportunity to sit down with an entire band for a lengthy interview. Most of the time you are lucky to… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / March 11, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Jim James & M. Ward Launch Crème Brûlée Blog

All-American chums Yim and Matt have taken a fixation upon France’s caramel and custard confection to the internet. They even bought a domain name: They’re still trying to figure out its format — it’s apparently meant to catalog and review the world’s freshest crème, though that doesn’t preclude flights of fan fic ala thisMore »

By: Amrit Singh / February 8, 2011 - 1:25 pm

My Morning Jacket Visit Letterman, Fallon

Like Gorillaz did a few days before, My Morning Jacket treated the Ed Sullivan Theater audience to a nearly hour-long set of music on Tuesday for The Late Show’s Live On Letterman webcast. As you can see below, they took up a lot of room on the stage, decorating it with a bear and a… More »

By: jessica / October 14, 2010 - 10:21 am

My Morning Jacket @ The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 8/12/10

One respectable way to spend last night’s meteor shower w as with My Morning Jacket, dressed in period attire, performing the hailed new song “Circuital,” nailing most every stop on the discography save their Xmas album. Graeme Flegenheimer was there and brings back these photos, and the setlist you’ll find below. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 13, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Yim Yames Joins The Roots On Fallon

On Friday, the Roots posted up a full album stream of their 11th LP, How I Got Over. The LP credits ought to have a special mention of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s music booker: many of its Stereogum-friendly collaborators/sample sources (Amber from Dirty Projectors, a page from Joanna Newsom’s “Book Of Right On,” etc.) have… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 21, 2010 - 11:53 am

The Roots – “Dear God 2.0″ (Feat. Monsters Of Folk)

“Dear God 2.0″ obviously remakes Monsters Of Folk’s “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)” and is maybe referencing “The Seed (2.0),” Internet 2.0, and (by default) XTC, but once Black Thought gets going, it reminds me of Common’s “Retrospect For Life.” The mellow, globally-minded letter to the big guy, which finds Jim James reprising his “Dear God”… More »

By: brandon / May 24, 2010 - 10:37 am

Roots Recruit Joanna Newsom, Jim James

The Roots’ forthcoming How I Got Over will feature John Legend and Jim James, as well as a sample of The Milk-Eyed Mender’s “Book OF Right-On.” Newsom didn’t re-record it — she appears in sampled form. For his part, Jim James re-made Monsters Of Folk’s “Dear God” without his fellow Monsters. There’s still no release… More »

By: brandon / April 23, 2010 - 10:26 am

My Morning Jacket & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Alabama Theatre, Birmingham 4/20/10

We mentioned Jim James’s appearance on the Preservation Hall’s Benefit LP a couple months back. The house jazz band started a short tour with My Morning Jacket yesterday that will continue to May 2. As you can see in the gallery, the two bands did some songs together, which is no surprise. “I couldn’t have… More »

By: jessica / April 21, 2010 - 4:38 pm

Jim James Hints At New MMJ, MOF LPs

Yim Yames told BBC 6 Music My Morning Jacket’s working on their sixth album (“[W]e’re knocking around three or four songs”) and that Monsters Of Folk will “likely” follow their self-title debut with another collection. (Thanks for the tip, Brad.)… More »

By: brandon / December 14, 2009 - 10:48 am

New Monsters Of Folk Video – “Say Please”

The last time a video featured Conor Oberst in a public performance period piece, he was getting clobbered by trash and tomatoes. But that was before he and Mogis recruited Yim Yames on drums and M. Ward on piano to form the hydra-headed Paste-rock superbeast Monsters Of Folk, so this time around the reception i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 13, 2009 - 1:34 pm

The ‘Gum Drop CXII: Hear New Jookabox, Win A Guitar Signed By Monsters Of Folk

In a very special Halloween edition of the ‘Gum Drop, David “Moose” Adamson, aka Jookabox, told us “Evil Nite” — “a song about the infection taking hold of a pure soul in limbo” — is an early version of “Zombie Tear Drops” from his Indianapolis crew’s zombie-inspired Dead Zone Boys (Asthmatic Kitty, 11/3). We kept… More »

By: brandon / October 28, 2009 - 9:56 am

Monsters Of Folk @ Paramount Theatre, Seattle 10/15/09

Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Jim James, Mike Mogis, and Centro-matic’s Will Johnson donned their best late-night suits and played Seattle’s Paramount Theatre last night. Photographer Laura Musselman was on hand and delivers this set of shots. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 16, 2009 - 5:57 pm

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2009 - 11:11 am

Monsters Of Folk Unveil Their Album Art

And art it is. On the front sleeve of the forthcoming Monsters Of Folk album is an illustration of the lite-indie superheroes’ beatific mugs, just beckoning you to listen to more NPR. Matthew Hollings rendered the drawing, and also scribbled a portrait of the four bro-ing down with arms on each other’s shoulders for the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 4, 2009 - 12:47 pm

Stream Jim James’s Tribute To

As previously reported, Folk Monster “Yim Yames” recorded an EP of George Harrison covers in 2001 shortly after the Beatle died of lung cancer. The acoustic set, which features the MMJ frontman’s takes on “Long, Long, Long,” “Behind That Locked Door,” “Love You To,” “My Sweet Lord,” “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll),”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 4, 2009 - 5:21 pm

New Monsters Of Folk – “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)” & “The Sandman, The Brakeman, And Me”

The Paste-y supergroup of Conor, Matt, Yim, and Mike drop another pair of tracks from their forthcoming mindmeld. These aren’t as free as was “Say Please,” you’ll have to pony up a couple bucks at iTunes. But at least one of them is considerably more folky, and both seem to have more easily identifiable songwriters:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 29, 2009 - 8:55 am

Monsters Of Folk Announce Fall Tour

The all-star roots troupe of Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis finally let us sample their Monsters Of Folk project with the not very folky “Say Please” the other day. The self-titled LP is due 9/22 via Shangri-La music, which is good news that gets better with today’s announcement that the crew… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2009 - 1:29 pm

New Monsters Of Folk – “Say Please”

Finally some sounds to round out the months of vague news reports and website launches for Monsters Of Folk, the project that brings Yim Yames + M. Ward + Conor Oberst + Mike Mogis to one set of liner notes. On the back of just this one track, Monsters Of Folk are more like Monster… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009 - 1:55 pm

Yim Yames (AKA Jim James) To Release George Harrison Tribute EP

The MMJ main brain recorded this six-song set of covers just days after Harrison passed, but it will just now be distributed as Jim’s first solo release. The EP, titled Tribute To, is due 8/4 via ATO. Tracklist at Download “Behind That Door” at More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 24, 2009 - 1:58 pm

Monsters Of Folk Coming Soon

The previously reported Jim James/M. Ward/Conor Oberst collab project has a release date (9/22). Also a site which doesn’t offer much (yet), although the credit to Yim Yames is a nice touch. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 16, 2009 - 12:16 pm