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TAS Exclusive Podcast: Alisa Ali Chats With Monsters of...

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk



Monsters of Folk - My Morning Jacket's Jim James, M. Ward and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis - recently wrapped their first North American tour. The Alternate Side's own Alisa Ali had a chance to catch up with James and Ward during their recent stop in New York and discussed the bandmates' deep affection for one another, the mysteries of Conor Oberst's basement and the unique camaraderie (fueled by sparkling water) which shaped their debut album. Plus, a very special acoustic performance of three songs: MOF's "Temazcal" and "Good Way" and My Morning Jacket's "Golden."

You can listen to Alisa's exclusive interview here:

Alisa Ali with Jim James and M.Ward of Monsters of Folk

In addition, the band is asking fans for their creative input with a "make our video" contest for "Dear God." Sponsored by Apple/Quicktime and Death + Taxes Magazine, the winner of the contest will be winnowed down from a shortlist of finalists. Aside from having the winning video on the Monsters of Folk and Apple/Quicktime homepages, the lucky filmmaker will also take home $5K, a Gibson guitar signed by the band, and a copy of the new Final Cut Studio software. Five finalists will receive a signed vinyl album. For more details, visit here.

Monsters of Folk premiered their new video for "Say Please" on IFC on Tuesday night. The video, which finds the band leaving a World War I-era trench and performing at an ice-skating rink, is below.

Monsters of Folk wrap up their European tour on November 22 in Antwerp.