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M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and Jim James reunite as Monsters of Folk — watch

on July 11, 2016, 3:52pm
 

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Monsters of Folk, the indie supergroup comprised of M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket, reunited over the weekend for their first performance together in nearly six years. The collective, which was without fourth member Mike Mogis, joined Ward during his solo set opening for Brian Wilson at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Together, they rattled off three songs: “Vincent O’Brien”, off Ward’s 2003 full-length, Transfiguration of Vincent; “To Save Me”, off Ward’s 2009 LP, Hold Time; and “Whole Lotta Losin'”, taken from Monsters of Folk’s first and only album, 2009’s self-titled debut.

As if the supergroup reunion weren’t enough, Ward also called on She & Him bandmate Zooey Deschanel to help out on a pair of tracks, Hold Time cut “Never Had Nobody Like You” and “Magic Trick”, taken from Ward’s 2006 record, Post-War. She & Him haven’t been spotted onstage since October 2014.

Above, watch Monsters of Folk perform “Whole Lotta Losin'”. Below, find more videos from the show.

“Vincent O’Brien” with Monsters of Folk: 

“To Save Me” with Monsters of Folk: 

“Never Had Nobody Like You” with Zooey Deschanel:

“Magic Trick” with Zooey Deschanel: 

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