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For Monsters of Folk, it's in the stars (Sep 2009)
Time and tide do funny things to memory. When Matt Ward thinks back to how Monsters of Folk - the new multi-genre indie super group featuring Ward, Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis and My Morning Jacket's Jim James - came to be christened, he recalls that the name blinked into consciousness as though "it just came down out of the sky." As poetic as Ward's description sounds, the explanation probably lies a little closer to Mike Mogis' recollection. "Our tour manager was like, "You guys are like the monsters of folk,'" says Mogis. "It was very organic."... more

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