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Monsters of Folk shoot Say Please video

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 – Monsters of Folk - Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis - shot a video for the quartet's new single, Say Please.

Shot by cinematographer Lance Acord, the video features a frontier town, World War II soldiers and rollerskating. The video can be seen now at http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/Monsters-Of-Folk--218604944. The broadcast premiere of the Say Please video will air today, November 17, on the Independent Film Channel at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

Monsters of Folk announced a make-our-video contest for the song Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.), a track from the album. Sponsored by Apple/Quicktime and Death + Taxes Magazine, Monsters of Folk are inviting their fans to create their own visual interpretation for the song.

The winning video will be chosen from a list of finalists and will be posted on the homepages of the Monsters of Folk, Apple/Quicktime and Death + Taxes Magazine web sites. The contest winner will also receive $5,000, a Gibson guitar signed by the band and a copy of the new Final Cut Studio software. Five runners-up will receive a signed vinyl album. For more information, visit http://shangrilamusic.com/monstersoffolk/videocontest/

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