M. Ward, Jim James, Conor Oberst reuniting for new album

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It's a bird... it's a plane... It's a slow-singing, guitar-slinging, floppy-haired supergroup! My Morning Jacket lead crooner Jim James just announced in a recent Rolling Stone interview that he's recording an album with buddies/former collaborators M. Ward and Conor Oberst.

All clunky literary devices aside, this is fantastic news for fans of the "Monsters of Folk," as the trio dubbed themselves when it toured together in 2004. Although so far details are scarce on the upcoming album, in February, the proprietor of a blog called The Dark Stuff ran into Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis—at an Omaha caucus, natch—who told him that "he would soon be working on an album from Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and Jim James together."Related links: