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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… More »

By: brandon / May 24, 2010

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

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… More »

By: jessica / April 21, 2010

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

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 receptio… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 13, 2009

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… More »

By: brandon / October 28, 2009

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 4, 2009

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 29, 2009

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2009

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009

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 Billboard.com. Download "Behind That Door" at yimyames.com. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 24, 2009

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

New M. Ward Solo LP On The Way

Matt sat with Paste to give an update on his various projects: She & Him Volume 2 is in the works, that Jim James-collab LP is looking at a 2010 (or '11) release date, and he's ready to release a new solo album, titled Hold Time. Look for it February '09. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 8, 2008

Jim James Rushed To Hospital After Onstage Injury, Cancel Dates

My Morning Jacket's performance in Iowa City came to a sudden and unfortunate end last night when, after seven songs, Jim James "misjudged the stagefront" and collapsed into the crowd after some typically energetic stage-bounding during "Off The Record." Drummer Pat Hallihan told the crowd, "Jim is really hurt and he's heading to the hospital… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 8, 2008

Pictures From The Newport Folk Festival 2008

While we were sweating it out in Grant Park for Lollapalooza this past weekend, friend of the 'Gum and occasional photo contributor Jon Bahr was toughing it out up in Newport, Rhode Island for this year's installment of the annual folk festival. Well, maybe not toughing it out, exactly. Jon describes the scene: The setting… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2008

Newport Folk Festival Announces 2008 Lineup

Maybe some of the festivals we've been announcing are too loud for the folkier souls out there (Devendra). If that's the case, the Newport Folk Festival just unveiled their '08 lineup and new Dunkin' Donuts-free name. The longstanding fest's 49th year includes Jimmy Buffett, Cat Power, the Black Crowes, She & Him, Kaki King, Jim… More »

By: brandon / April 17, 2008

SXSW: Saturday In Photos

This is it everybody, the last photo post of SXSW '08. That means it's time for our superlatives, so welcome to our list of the SXSW 2008 Top Five. These are the bands who delivered sets we could not stop talking about, to friends, to strangers on planes, to people in line for cabs. More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2008