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: There’s “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)” which is undeniably a Yim Yames yam (despite each Monster taking a turn at the mic), all drum loop and harp and minor key soul croon; and there’s “The Sandman, The Brakeman, And Me” which tips toward the M. Ward side of the Triple A axis, Matt handling all the lead vocals in an exceedingly pretty and mellow open-tuned railroad folk song, and yes trust Matt to finally bring the folk to the band name. Buy “Dear God” here, and “The Sandman” here. And thanks for the tip, Tony.
UPDATE: Both tracks are streaming in full at MySpace.
Monsters Of Folk is out 9/22 via Shangri-La. They’re talking this act on the road.