A Folk Rock Dream Team, The Tallest Man On Earth, A Tribute To George Harrison, More

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They call themselves The Monsters Of Folk: Jim James, frontman for the band My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, and singer-guitarist M. Ward have joined together to form a kind of folk-rock dream team. The three have put together a new album of original work, with producer Mike Mogis at the helm. We've got a cut for you this week. Also on the show: Jim James has recorded a solo tribute album to George Harrison, under the name Yim Yames; Swedish singer Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man On Earth; John Davis, formerly of the band Georgie James, has a new project called Title Tracks; Phil Elverum of The Microphones returns with a new band he's calling Mount Eerie; guitarist Bill Frisell composes new music for a series of rural photographs from the 1920s; and the sprawling, neo-psychedelic group Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

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A Folk Rock Dream Team, The Tallest Man On Earth, A Tribute To George Harrison, More

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The Tallest Man on Earth

  • Artist: The Tallest Man on Earth
  • Album: Shallow Grave
  • Song: The Gardener

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Yim Yames

  • Artist: Yim Yames
  • Album: Tribute To [EP]
  • Song: All Things Must Pass

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All Things Must Pass
Album
Tribute To [EP]
Artist
Yim Yames
Label
ATO
Released
2009

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Title Tracks

  • Artist: Title Tracks
  • Album: Every Little Bit Hurts
  • Song: Every Little Bit Hurts

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Mount Eerie

  • Artist: Mount Eerie
  • Album: Wind's Poem
  • Song: Ancient Questions

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Ancient Questions
Album
Wind's Poem
Artist
Mount Eerie
Released
2009

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Bill Frisell

  • Artist: Bill Frisell
  • Album: Disfarmer
  • Song: Disfarmer Theme

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Disfarmer Theme
Album
Disfarmer
Artist
Bill Frisell
Label
Nonesuch
Released
2009

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Edward Sharpe

  • Artist: Edward Sharpe
  • Album: Up from Below
  • Song: Home

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Home
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Up from Below
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Edward Sharpe
Label
Vagrant
Released
2009

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