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A comfortable group of Monsters

Indie-rock stars find common ground

From left: Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, musician-producer Mike Mogis, singer-songwriter M. Ward, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket have joined forces for a new album, due out Sept. 22, and for a tour. From left: Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, musician-producer Mike Mogis, singer-songwriter M. Ward, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket have joined forces for a new album, due out Sept. 22, and for a tour. (Jennifer Tzar)
By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff / September 13, 2009

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As far as monsters go, the Monsters of Folk are a pretty tame bunch. There’s no roaring or mayhem on the group’s superb and spooky self-titled debut, out Sept. 22. Instead there is a lot of finely crafted singer-songwriter fare from three of indie rock’s most vaunted troubadours - M. Ward, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst of ... (Full article: 692 words)

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