Slow Down Jo

Album: Monsters of Folk (2009)
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  • Monsters of Folk are an indie supergroup made up of Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, and indie singer-songwriter Matt (M.). Ward. Mogis explained to Express Night Out a certain Liverpool group's influence on this song: "We're all pretty influenced by the Beatles whether we know it or not. I honestly about a year ago had sort of a resurgence with the Beatles. And it comes from Matt. When mixing his records - working on his solo stuff, or She and Him - he'd always be like, "listen to this Beatles song, listen to this George Harrison track." That song is a seed from Matt Ward's brain and we all kind of pitched in on it. That would make the most sense because he - more so than any of the rest of us in the group - takes more influence from the Beatles than the rest of us, even though we all do."

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